"I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord, "plans to give you a hope and a future."

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Who God chooses to use

I am always amazed by who God chooses to use. You would think the God of the Universe would choose to use perfect and just people to accomplish his plans. But no one is perfect. God has used some "interesting" people through the ages to accomplish His plans. People that you and I might say, "God can't use them for anything!"

Nathan's favorite word is "I can't!" but we are trying to teach him "You can!" Some people view others with physical and mental disabilities as lesser people or people who can not possibly contribute to society and though these things might seem disheartening we can always remember how God sees us and how God can use us. Just wanted to share those thoughts. Because God's strength is perfected in our weakness.

Just wanted to share this that has been floating around the Internet...I am sure most have seen it before. (Ps. I copied and pasted this and did not look up the verses so I am assuming they are all correct)

The Next Time You Feel Like God Did Not Make You For A Grand Purpose, Remember:

Noah got drunk, Genesis 9:20-22.

Abraham was too old, Genesis 17.

Jacob was a liar, Genesis 27:19.

Leah was considered ugly, Genesis 29:17

Joseph was abused, Genesis 37:24-36.

Moses stuttered, Exodus 4:10.

Gideon was afraid, Judges 6:21-23.

Samson had long hair and was a womanizer,

Judges 14.

Rahab was a prostitute, Joshua 2:1.

Jeremiah and Timothy were too young,

Jere.1:6-7 and 2Timothy 1:2.

David had an affair and was a murderer,

2Samuel 11:3-27.

Elijah was suicidal, 1King 19.

Isaiah preached naked, Isaiah 20:2-4.

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, Matt.26:69-70.

The Disciples fell asleep while praying, Matthew 26:40.

Martha worried about everything, Luke 10:40.

Mary Magdalene was cleansed of seven demons,

Mark 16:9.

The Samaritan woman at the well had five husbands, John 4:18.

Zaccheus was too small, Luke 19:3.

Paul was too religious, Acts 8:1. (note: I left this in, but am dubious about “too religious”…)

Timothy had an ulcer, 1Timothy 5:23.

Lazarus was dead! John 11.

God desires for you to reach your full potential.

Are you available?

You are not the message. You are the messenger!

1 comment:

  1. I am stealing this for my blog. This is really good.