Think God Can’t Use You? Think Again.

God … has given us the ministry of reconciliation.
(2 Corinthians 5:18)

Not the pastors.

Not the preachers.

Not the evangelists.


But what if you’re not qualified? What if you haven’t been to Bible school? What if you’re young? What if you’re shy? How do we even do this? 40% of the world is a lot.

My last post, The Great Commission: Not the Great Suggestion, left off there. We went over the fact that every Christian is called to fulfill the Great Commission—telling the whole world about the One Who made a way.

Today I’m going to debunk some of those “I’m not qualified” excuses and tell you about the only qualification required to let God use you.


Many Christians don’t let themselves be used by God for any of these three reasons:

  1. They don’t know they should.
  2. They don’t feel a passion to.
  3. They don’t feel qualified.

We already covered that first reason in the last postevery Christian can fulfill the Great Commission and let themselves be used by God.

I’ll have to cover reason #2 soon—it’s the saddest. I could literally cry if I thought about it long enough.

We’re covering the third reason right now—they don’t feel qualified.


If the qualification for God to use us depended on what we felt, God would hardly use anyone.

I’m begging to be pinned! Just hover over me!

Too many people live and die by their feelings. But feelings are the most unreliable source in the world. One minute, you can feel on top of the world. The next minute, you can feel like your dog just died. Why base everything you do on something as unstable and unreliable as that?

(Hint: There’s no reason why you should ever do that. People make terrible decisions based off of their feelings in the moment.)

You don’t have to feel qualified. Stop going by your feelings telling you you’re too young or you’re “not a good Christian”. You just have to know the qualification, because truth is… you’re already qualified.


(Okay, a mini pre-qualification is being saved, because that’s the moment you’re called to the ministry. But I will argue that God can even use non-Christians in His plan. But we’re focusing on the big picture here.)

I’m begging to be pinned! Just hover over me!

And that is to be open to the Holy Spirit.

You may be a seven-year-old. No problemo! God can still use you. I was seven when I began telling others about Jesus. I went from person to person on the playground and asked them if they had heard about Jesus.

I actually didn’t even know the following Scripture yet:

“Let no one despise your youth.”
(1 Timothy 4:12)

No one told me I was too young. I wasn’t telling myself I was too young.

I’m begging to be pinned! Just hover over me!

All I knew was how much I radically loved Jesus, how much He radically loved me, and how much He radically loved everyone I was telling about Him.

So I let myself be open to the Holy Spirit.

You think God’s ability to use you is limited by the things you think are disqualifications? We serve a way mightier God than that, bro.

You may not have been to Bible school. I haven’t! And I’ve still won over four hundred people to Jesus.

You may be shy. That makes two of us, buddy; I’m super shy, too. I freak out about social situations, avoid most people and conversations, and play it anti-social all the time to the point where my dad had to bribe me to start a conversation with my own grandparents.

But when the Holy Spirit gives you boldness?

But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me.
(Act 1:8)

I’ve walked up to total strangers, adults, and have even spoken at entire random birthday parties to tell people about Jesus. Grown adults have literally yelled in my face in person for telling them about my God and I didn’t flinch.

There’s no way super-shy me could’ve done that without a big God on the inside!

The devil so desperately wants you to buy his lies of “you have social anxiety. You’re not called to do this. God’s not leading you to do this.”

 But the devil is legit the father of all lies. Think God’s grace isn’t big enough to cover any of those things? Think again. Think God can’t use you? Think again.

Think God doesn’t want to use you? Only 5% of Christians tell another person about His Son He sent to die for the whole world. What do you think? Of course He wants to use you. You just have to let Him.

B O T T O M   L I N E :

Jesus wouldn’t have given us the Great Commission if we weren’t able to fulfill it. If you will let Him, God will use you. He’s so much more powerful than what you think may disqualify you.

If you have a desire to be used of God, be open to the Holy Spirit and watch the lives that will be touched through yours. The world has yet to see what a young or old man, woman, teen, or child fully sold-out for God can do. The whole world’s waiting on you; the only one holding you back is yourself!

This week, I challenge you.

Pray and ask God to use you in whatever way He wants. Be open to His lead. And whatever it looks like; whatever He tells you to do; do it!


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By |2018-02-26T22:59:42-05:00February 26th, 2018|Butt-Kicking, Life Undefeated, Ministry|35 Comments

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I'm Madi: blogger, writer, doll collector, and minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Learn more about me here and this blog here.


  1. Katie February 26, 2018 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    Awesome post Madi! I have a question, I really want to spread the Word but I don’t want to push it… Do you have advice? I’ve been thinking my blog might be a good place to start because I have viewers from country’s all over the world.
    -Katie 🙂

    • Madi February 26, 2018 at 7:39 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Katie! As for spreading the Word without pushing it, be bold, kind, and do it with excellence. Be kind when you share, but don’t back down; share it in ways that are irresistible. For example, you could create a photo story that’s so high-quality, even a non-saved person would adore it — and be reading the Word without feeling appalled to it. I hope that helps!

  2. Amie February 26, 2018 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    Amazing like always, Madi! I would never have guessed you were/are shy! (Though I can relate to not wanting to talk with your grandparents…)

    • Madi February 26, 2018 at 7:40 pm - Reply

      Aww, thank you, Amie! <3 Agh, I'm only the most socially awkward and shy person ever. ? But then there are moments where I'm absolutely crazy. I can't make up my mind. ?

      • Amie February 27, 2018 at 12:27 pm - Reply

        Haha! I’m not that socially awkward…at least I don’t think. If you want a crazy ball of energy/idea machine, come hire me! (Note: I’m not for sale) 😉

        • Madi February 28, 2018 at 4:58 pm - Reply

          I will keep ya in mind! 😉 XD

  3. Kendall Henson February 26, 2018 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for this Madi! I think everyone, even those active in the ministry, need to have their goals reinforced sometimes, and you do it really well! Super encouraging, as ever!

    • Madi February 26, 2018 at 7:41 pm - Reply

      Aww, thank you so much for commenting, Kendall! They always make my day. Thank you so much again! <3

  4. olivehiddenhollow February 26, 2018 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    oh look, i’m actually using my computer, so i can actually like this. XD
    great post! but how can you be telling random people about Jesus one minute, and then not even talking to your own grandparents the next? you are a very interesting person. XD
    Most crazily, ~Olive

    • Madi February 26, 2018 at 7:43 pm - Reply


      Haha, right? Sometimes I wonder about myself. XD The Lord just gives me grace when I start ministering… I could never witness to random people without His help! ?

  5. Enni February 26, 2018 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    I’m having a rather difficult time coming up with comments for your posts – they’re too good!

    • Madi February 26, 2018 at 7:43 pm - Reply

      Awww, thank you, Enni! ? It means so much that you like them!

  6. Jewel ? February 26, 2018 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Wow, Madi! You are always so incredibly encouraging. Thanks for this (:
    Also, have you taken a lot of the pictures you use? Or do you get them from someplace? I’ve pinned a couple of your things that I think are really cool. (:


    • Madi February 26, 2018 at 7:46 pm - Reply

      Awww, that makes my day, Jewel! Thank you so much! <3

      I take some pictures myself (for example, the graphics on my author blog are 99% made from my own pictures), but I've mostly been buying the ones on this blog from There are places to get free ones though, like or (just off of the top of my head). Haven't tried those places though. XD


  7. Emily Justice February 27, 2018 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Ooh! Thank you so much, Madi! I definitely use the ‘too shy/awkward’ excuse way too much…this was a great reminder that we aren’t called to live in fear. I totally love your ‘radically’ picture/graphic! 🙂

    • Madi February 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm - Reply

      “we aren’t called to live in fear” << Amen! Aww, thank you SO much, Emily! I'm so glad you liked it!

  8. Zoe February 27, 2018 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    Loved it so encouraging.
    I wish I could write posts like that.

    • Madi February 28, 2018 at 4:58 pm - Reply

      Aww, thank you, Zoe! Oh, you totally can. <3

      • Zoe February 28, 2018 at 5:08 pm - Reply

        Thanks Madi ♡

      • Zoe February 28, 2018 at 5:11 pm - Reply

        I made a pinterest board called “Madison Grace” I put all the pin from your site on it.

        • Madi February 28, 2018 at 5:16 pm - Reply

          Awwww, thank you SO much, Zoe!!! You are the best!

  9. Sara March 2, 2018 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Love this, Madi! Such a great reminder to be bold to tell others about Jesus and His great love. 😀

    • Madi March 4, 2018 at 3:25 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Sara! Thanks for reading. 😀

      • Sara March 5, 2018 at 10:30 am - Reply

        Of course! ?

  10. Olivia Bell March 3, 2018 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Just what I needed, Madi! Thank you for shining your light and inspiring us to do that too! Witnessing is so important, and something I’m ashamed I don’t do enough.

    • Madi March 4, 2018 at 3:26 pm - Reply

      Aww, thanks, Livy!! I always want to witness more too. It’s so important!

  11. Lydia March 5, 2018 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Gosh, Madi, I love this post! What you said is so true! Hey, I just want to let you know I nominated you for the Awesome Blogger Award. 🙂 The rules and questions are on my blog, if you need them. Thanks!

    • Madi March 15, 2018 at 10:14 am - Reply

      Aww, thank you so much, Lydia! And ahhh thank you!! You are so nice! I can’t wait to get to it!

  12. Natalie Therese March 7, 2018 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Amazing post! You must have been so cute playground evangelizing!

    • Madi March 15, 2018 at 10:15 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Natalie! Hehe. ??

  13. Samuel Ward March 23, 2018 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    That was amazing! 400 people? That is just incredible.

    • Madi March 25, 2018 at 10:08 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Samuel! Oh my goodness, yes, it’s such a privilege to be used by God.

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