A Word from the Word

First Corinthians 1:26–28 states in part: “and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen…”  Have you ever had the feeling of being unwanted, abandoned, rejected or overlooked? Or, what about the agony of thinking you just aren’t smart enough for God to use? You are precisely the kind of person God wants to use.

Lately I’ve been reminded how I was exactly that kind of person — unappealing, not able to speak clearly, a nobody, and yet, God was able to take someone like me and enable me and use me. At 82 years as I look back on my spiritual journey of over 60 years I’m living proof that God can use someone who is less than ordinary. I am grateful, thankful and His grace still amazes me.

Someone once said, “A lack of education, culture, or polish has never stopped God from using people who have a willing heart. If your heart is right and you are willing for God to use you, you are the very one He is seeking right now! Just say, ‘Lord, here I am! I’m ready to be used!’”