“It’s not what you can do for God. It’s what God can do through you.”
“God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise.” – 1 Corinthians 1:27 (NLT)
The next time you feel insecure, inadequate, and that God can’t use you, just remember…
Noah was a drunk; (Genesis 9:20-22).
Abraham was too old; (Genesis 17:17).
Jacob was a liar; (Genesis 27:1-24).
Leah was ugly, (Genesis 29:17).
Joseph was abused; (Genesis 37:24-36).
Moses stuttered; (Exodus 4:10).
Gideon was afraid; (Judges 6).
Samson had long hair and was a womanizer; (Judges 14).
Rahab was a prostitute; (Joshua 2:1).
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young; (Jeremiah 1:6-7 and I Timothy).
David had an affair and was a murderer; (2 Samuel 11:3-27).
Elijah was suicidal; (1 King 19).
Isaiah preached naked; (Isaiah 20:2).
Jonah ran from God; (The book of Jonah)
Naomi was a widow; (Ruth 1:3).
Job went bankrupt; (The Book of Job).
Peter denied Christ; (Matthew 26:69-70).
The Disciples fell asleep while praying; (Matthew 26:40).
Martha worried about everything; (Luke 10:40).
Magdalene was well you know; (Mark 16:9).
The Samaritan woman was divorced more than once; (John 4:18).
Zacchaeus was too small; (Luke 19:3).
Paul was too religious; (Acts 8:1).
Timothy had an ulcer; (1Timothy 5:23). And
Lazarus was dead! (John 11).
– Author Unknown
The beautiful thing about the Bible is that it is filled with imperfect people like you and me. They became great men and women of faith not because they’re great but because the God they served is great.
God did not choose scholars nor men of position, wealth, and power to spread the Good News of grace and redemption. He chose the weak and the despised to do His work on earth but they were willing to be taught and willing to trust Him. God did this to show that we are just His instruments and so He may manifest His power through us.