Looking at your life, do you consider yourself a powerful, perfect person? One who stands above everyone else in status or prowess? If you don’t see yourself that way… You’re in good company! Most of us are quite “ordinary,” aren’t we? We have faults, fears, and many shortcomings in our unique journeys. Yet, God still chooses to use us for His glory in mighty ways. How do I know this? One way is because He chose the Jewish people.
Deuteronomy 7:7-9 says, “The Lord did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples; but because the Lord loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments (NKJV Bible).”
Furthermore, He chose the “misfits” over the most powerful of the nations (study the lives of David, Moses, Gideon, Paul, Peter, Mary Magdalene, Zaccheus, Rahab, and so many more).
Isn’t that comforting? He used the most humble nation to exalt Himself. He also used the lowly and humble in heart to proclaim Him, as well. If God had chosen the most powerful nation/people, they would have surely put their own worth in themselves instead of God.
So, why do we get down on ourselves and say, “I’m not good enough, I’m not rich enough, I’m not known well enough to spread the Love of God…”? God uses the humble. He uses the weak. He uses the heart that surrenders to His ways, and recognizes that His Word is truth. I may not be the most powerful human on the planet, but I am strong in Christ! Take hold of that today – God can use YOU, my friend. Small, imperfect, broken, humble, forgiven, beautiful you! Keep working for His Kingdom out of your weakness, so His glory may shine through you.
James 4:6; 1 Corinthians 1:27; 2 Corinthians 12:10; Proverbs 11:2; Matthew 5:3-12.
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