If you are like me, there have been times when you have felt like a failure & unfit for God to use. Maybe this winter or some other circumstance is draining you of joy. Maybe you are weary of feeling NOT good enough. Let’s take a look at God’s list of “losers” …
- Noah got DRUNK.
- Abraham was too OLD.
- Jacob was a LIAR.
- Gideon was AFRAID.
- Rahab was A PROSTITUTE.
- Jeremiah and Timothy were considered TOO YOUNG.
- David had an AFFAIR.
- Moses was a MURDERER.
- Elijah was SUICIDAL at one point.
- Jonah RAN FROM GOD.
- Peter DENIED CHRIST.
- The Disciples FELL ASLEEP while PRAYING.
- The Samaritan Woman WAS DIVORCED five times.
- Timothy had AN ULCER.
- John the Baptist ATE BUGS.
- And Lazarus WAS DEAD!
So what’s your excuse?
(The list was from: Greg Laurie “A New Beginning” )
Joy sometimes needs pain to give it birth
God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things. That is actually good news because we are ALL ordinary people. God chooses what the world calls “losers” and “failures” and shows us how to be “fit for the Master’s use”. Let us not confound physical weariness with spiritual weakness. During a season of testing, God wants most to prove His faithfulness to you. It’s not who you are that matters. It’s who God is! It’s not what you can do; it’s what GOD can do! It’s not what you know; it’s WHO you know: GOD! God does not call the enabled. He enables the called.
The above list is just a few Biblical examples to encourage you. You can be healed from your past (every one of us has things in our past we wish we had done differently.) With Him, you CAN be fit for the Master’s use. You (and I) are not good enough. But HE is!!! Now THAT is really, really “GOOD NEWS”!!!
No matter where you are in your life with God,
HE is qualifying you for his service. He can even use the mistakes you have made to help others. So, choose to allow Him to do that!
God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars. — Elbert Hubbard
The Lord is your strength
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and He helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise Him.” – Psalm 28:7
Nehemiah said: “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”
A joyful heart causes good healing.
“A joyful heart promotes healing; but a broken spirit dries up the bones.” — Proverbs 17:22
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When you feel you have no strength to go on.
When you feel like a loser. When you are weary of the battle to survive. When you think everyone has forgotten you. Rise up, O woman of God. CHOOSE JOY! Your Savior will redeem the locust eaten YEARS and use you in the midst of all that He is accomplishing.
Surrender to the One who loves you above all others. Jesus Christ, THE LORD!!!
Let’s start TOGETHER this journey of discovery of your strengths and God’s plan for you. Let’s find the path to your EMBRACING your strengths and then LIVING them to the fullest. BE who God created you to be. He has a plan and YOU are part of that plan. Just click the button to connect.
Until next time…
Awaiting His shout,
Christian Life Coach
Leading from Your Strengths Mentor