WHY CHOOSE ME?
There are many reasons why God shouldnít have called you. But donít worry, youíre in good company: Moses stuttered, Davidís armor didnít fit, John Mark was rejected by Paul, Timothy had ulcers, Hoseaís wife was a prostitute, Amosí only training was in the school of fig-tree pruning, Jacob was a liar, David had an affair, Solomon was too rich, Jesus was too poor, Abraham was too old, David was too young, Peter was afraid of death, Lazarus was dead, John was self-righteous, Naomi was a widow, Paul was a murderer (so was Moses), Jonah ran from God, Miriam was a gossip, Gideon and Thomas both doubted, Jeremiah was a bullfrog (just kidding!) was depressed and suicidal, Elijah was burned out, John the Baptist was a loudmouth. Martha was a worrywart. Mary was lazy, Samson had long hair, Noah got drunk. Did I mention that Moses had a short fuse? So did Peter, Paul - well, lotís of folks did!
But God doesnít require a job interview. He doesnít hire and fire like most bosses, because Heís more our Father than our Boss. He doesnít look at financial gain or loss. Heís not prejudiced or partial, not judging, grudging, sassy, or brassy, not deaf to our cry, not blind to our need. As much as we try, Godís gifts are free. We could do wonderful things for wonderful people and still not be...wonderful.
Satan says, "Youíre not worthy."
Jesus says, "So what! I AM."
Satan looks back and sees our mistakes. God looks back and sees the cross. There are lotís of reasons why God shouldnít have called us, but if we are profoundly in love with Him and hunger for Him more than our next breath, He will use us in spite of who we are, where weíve been, and what we look like.
I pray, that as Christians, we will step out of our limitations into the illimitable nature of Who God is. Then, our passion for God and our passion to communicate with Him will make mincemeat of our limitations.
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