Probably Satan’s greatest weapon against us relates to the sin that dwells within us. Satan uses it to try to discourage us into giving up. We need to look at the scriptures and realize that the very thing that Satan is trying to use to discourage us is the very reason that God is calling us. Take for instance 1 Corinthians 1:26-29, “For you see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise…not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak…and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen… That no flesh should glory in his presence.”
We need to get the right perspective of what God is going to do with those who are called. The called ones are to be made into judges. Matthew 19:28, “Jesus said unto them… ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” 1 Corinthians 6:2, “Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world?”
God needs wise, empathetic judges who understand how difficult it is to fight against sin. These judges, formerly fallen sinners, will help to bring sinners back from condemnation. Alcoholics Anonymous is a good example of knowledgeable, compassionate leaders. Mature alcoholics in recovery can sympathize and wisely support forlorn addicts seeking help. These leaders have walked down that path and have changed. That is one reason why not many wise, mighty, noble are called because others would not understand. Sinners would just think, “easy for you to say…”
You are correct in feeling unworthy. But we need to have faith in His word: “being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus,” Philippians 1:6. Remember Romans 12:2 (NLT), “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”
Keep your eyes upon Jesus! It is only by focusing on Him (not ourselves) that we will grow in Christlikeness.