Sure, people mean well, but they are not God. They can’t tell you, though some try, what you should do or where to go when it comes to following God. When it comes what you do for Him, it has to be spirit-led and God ordained https://www.biblegateway.com/verse/en/1%20Corinthians%2015%3A58.
On the other side of that coin, no one should ever make you feel like you are not ready to serve God or that you are not good enough. Only relationship with Jesus can make you worthy https://biblehub.com/romans/4-5.htm. Never let anyone’s opinion make you feel like you don’t have what it takes to serve God.
It is only the authority of God who can tell you when it is time to do anything in His name, so if you know that He is the one who called you, compelled you, then go forward. It is not about age, experience, or talent. None of that matters as long as you are operating inside of the direction of God!
I am saying this because I have seen too many people leave the ministry or get confused because they felt like they were not like someone else or that they didn’t do something like someone else had done things. To that, my question will always be, “Who sent you?” “Who told you?” If the answer is God, then drive on!
He will equip you. He will teach you. He will guide you https://www.biblestudytools.com/hebrews/13-21-compare.html.
Remember, it is not about you or who you or someone thinks you should be. It is not about what they say you are not. God looks at the person, their heart, and their intention https://biblehub.com/1_samuel/16-7.htm. If you have to be like anyone, try being like Jesus because He is the best role model.
Therefore, don’t hold back or act in disobedience to God because you are listening to someone else and their opinion of your worthiness. When God says move, then move. If He says stay, then stay. When He says wait, then wait, but the key is God has to have the say. It can’t be you. It can’t be another person. We all have to stay in our own lane and serve in the body of Christ as we feel led to serve.