I am writing this post my friends to encourage you that no matter what you have gone through in life, God still wants to use you in mighty and powerful ways. No, you may not be the next Billy Graham or Mother Teresa, but then again you may!, but you are still a valid vessel that can be used by God to good things!
Romans 11:29 for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.
You may say, oh but you don’t know what I have done. The mistakes I have made, the sins I have committed. Honestly, I don’t want to know. I do know this. God throws them as far as the east is from the west, into the sea of forgetfulness.
You might say, but I am divorced, or I have fallen away from Jesus, or I hate too many people, or I can’t speak good, ect. All of these things have been faced by others and God still used them. I always tell people, if God used Balaam’s donkey, then He can use me! God uses the foolish things of this world to confound the wise. That means us people! We truly are the foolish things.
He could have chosen the rich, mighty, or wise, but instead he chose to find pearls of great price in the stickiest of clay. You have not made too many mistakes, committed too many sins, or been too downright ornery for God to use! Think of Paul, He condoned the murder of Christians, Peter, He denied Christ, David committed murder and adultery, ect. Just think about this. If, as we all believe, that God is all knowing then He knows the past, present and future, then when He called and gifted you all those years ago, did He not know what you would go through, fail at, and screw up? If knowing that, why would He call and gift you? Because He knows that He is bigger than your falling shorts! Pun intended! LOL Just as Paul came to understand, His grace is sufficient for you.
Now that is something to think about!