There are a thousand social, and popular, reasons everyday for the 'average' Catholic disciple to feel unqualified to serve the Lord with all their 'time, treasure, and talent.' And there are, in a sufficient course of time, thousands of seemingly well meaning Catholics who will remind us that we are not ready, or talented enough, to tackle the task of Christian evangelization.
Well I say bunk! For I am Gideon, and so are you.
When given the commission to defend Israel in battle against the Midianites, Gideon responded: "Please, my lord, how can I save Israel? My family is the lowliest in Manasseh, and I am the most insignificant in my father’s house.” But the Lord would have no excuses from this beloved child of God and said to him: "'I shall be with you,' the LORD said to him, 'and you will cut down Midian to the last man.'”
If I recall properly, the devil never ran away from a man or a woman armed with a diocesan diploma or a college degree! But what the devil does fear are the numerous Gideon's armed with faith, hope, and charity, nourished weekly, and even better, daily, in the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Eucharist.
So, when an ecclesial big-wig challenges your role as prophet, priest (please respect the special role of the ministerial priesthood!), and servant king, remind him, or her, that you are Gideon in baptism, in confirmation, in the Sacrament of Reconciliation (penance), in the Sacrament of Marriage, in Eucharistic adoration, in prayer, in repentance and contrition, in charity, and in all the suffering and 'mundane' existence which can be made holy only in faith and hope.
Therefore, when they ask you why you should be taking a larger role in the Church, respond, 'God has called me, and I am Gideon.'