Everyone at some point had shown their prejudices against people. We tend to judge them based on what we only know about them, which is only an excerpt of their stories. We find most people who are in hopeless situations to be hopeless, too. But, we forgot that God is working out behind the scenes. Nobody believes in them. Nobody believed in them more than God did. In fact, in one way or another, we have been one of those people who has felt not being good enough, hopeless, unworthy, and not qualified to be used by God. But would God use our imperfections and flaws against us? Will he use that to stop us from serving Him and His people because we are broken, in pain, a mess? I guess not. That’s not how I’ve known my God.
God’s chosen people were not perfect, golden, successful. They, too, were broken, tainted, scarred, a mess. He uses anyone to be His chosen vessel. Will He use you? Of course, yes!
Moses was an orphan, has a speech problem,
but God chose Him to be a leader of His people
Abraham was old,
but He was chosen to be a father of His nation
Gideon was afraid,
but He won the battle without lifting a weapon
Joseph was betrayed and imprisoned,
but became the second king
Esther spoke to a prideful king
and the king listened to her
Daniel’s roommate was a lion
and yet he was able to tame it
Jonah ran from God and was stuck in a big fish
and Nineveh repented
Peter was a coward; denied Christ three times,
but he became the church’s rock
Paul was imprisoned and persecuted Christians before He became one,
but He was chosen to be His disciple
Job went bankrupt
David was a murderer and adulterer
Samson was a womanizer
Noah was a drunk
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young
Naomi was a widow
Martha was a worrier
Leah was ugly
Elijah was suicidal
Lazarus was dead
The disciples fell asleep while praying
Mary Magdalene was a prostitute
Saul was a bad king
And all these people was used by God to build His nation and lead His people.
God uses flawed people to be a hope in this flawed world.
All of us have our curvy edges and deep holes in our souls. We are all, but sinners. Sinners, but are saved by God’s precious son, Jesus Christ. That’s how much He loves you, that’s how much He loves us. And YES, no matter how sinful we may be, we all can be a vessel of love and a blessing to others. He can and will use anyone of us, no buts and what’s if. He will use to be His storyteller, to be a bearer of hope, love, and light.
And when He’s calling you, I hope you’ll answer it with a yes.
“God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.”