Competent leaders attract very committed people who at first are not necessarily the most competent ones. You should not be discouraged, much less be paralyzed, by this. In fact, there is biblical precedent for it. David’s mighty men were not members of the nobility. On the contrary, they were the ones who had gotten in trouble with the king and the law. But they were totally committed to David, and they became the ones who carried him to the throne. The good news is that you can always teach competence to committed people.
David didn’t need a throne to act like a king. Before he ever sat on a throne, he defended territories. He built and led an army. He counseled with dignitaries; he expanded the kingdom borders and he distributed spoils of war. David did everything a king is supposed to do without a throne or position. Likewise, train for where you want to reign.
What if church is supposed to be less like a lecture hall and more like a spiritual gymnasium where we come and workout the spiritual faith and muscle required to do the works of Him who sent us?
We want to raise our children not to only avoid things that hurt God’s heart, but to pursue the things that bring Him joy!
How many of us are perfectly content to run our current state of affairs, even though we know we are called to something more? Quite often, our current affairs are the training ground for the greater affairs our Father has in mind for us. Joseph has to learn how to run a successful household so he can one day run a successful nation.