Scripture & Thought
Exodus 3:11 – “But Moses said to God, ‘Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?’”
If you were God, would you have chosen Moses to lead His people out of Egypt? He was a has-been, a failure. But it seems that God always goes out of His way to choose the most unlikely candidates to do the most unlikely things. We find a pattern of this in the Bible.
Jonah, for example, was effectively a racist. He hated the Ninevites and wanted nothing to do with them, but God told him to go and preach to the people of Nineveh. Why Jonah?
I think it’s because God wanted to use a man who didn’t think he would ever do such a thing. That way, He would get the glory.
How about Gideon? He basically hid from his own shadow. An angel appeared to him and said, “The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!” (Judges 6:12 NKJV)
Gideon probably thought, “Who are you talking to? Is there another Gideon here? Because I’m not a mighty man of valor.”
God doesn’t see us for what we are; He sees us for what we can become. The Lord chooses unlikely people so that He can get the glory.
The Bible says, “But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty” (1 Corinthians 1:27 NKJV).
Whatever your fears are as to why God would never use you, dispel them right now. God is bigger than your fears. He can use you. He will use you.
The question is this: Will you make yourself available? As I’ve often said, God is not looking for ability; He’s looking for availability. All He needs is for us to say, “Here I am, Lord. Send me.”
Prayer: O I thank you, that you see us for what we can become and not for what we are currently. Help us to trust you, that you have chosen us for a specific purpose, and that we will seek to fulfill that purpose, and be pleasing to you. Help each of us to do what we must, to make ourselves available to you, in whatever capacity you see fit. We just want to be used of you! I humbly ask this in Jesus’ strong name. Amen.