How God can use you to change eternity
November 1, 2011
For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.
1 Corinthians 1:26-29
Don’t you hate that feeling you get when you realize you’ve been completely wrong in your estimation of people? It can be so easy to make snap judgments on character, ability, attitude, or personality, only to realize later you were totally wrong in you first impression of someone!
Now, this tendency can go two ways. You can underestimate someone by thinking they’re unqualified or incompetent when they’re actually quite intelligent. Or you can overestimate someone by immediately seeing them as skilled and able when, in fact, they’re completely unable to do anything right!
The same is true when it comes to looking for gifts among Christians. Often, people like to pick the attractive, seemingly-gifted individuals to work with them, but end up disappointed when they realize their lack of spiritual depth and commitment. All the while, the person they never would have picked is on fire for Jesus Christ and faithfully serving Him!
When God chooses to build a servant, He uses different timber. God delights to use the nobodies! So if you feel like you’re not the smartest or most gifted, remember that God wants to use the faithful who seemingly have nothing to make an eternal impact!
YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE SMART OR GIFTED IN THE WORLD’S EYES FOR GOD TO USE YOU. SO SERVE FAITHFULLY IN EVERYHTING YOU DO AND GOD WILL USE YOU TO MAKE AN ETERNAL IMPACT!
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