I Corinthians 1:26-27
“For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;”
Have you ever noticed that God seems to call the most unlikely people to do His work? This is no accident, for there are no accidents or coincidences with God. He chooses the most improbable people and situations to manifest His power, grace and love through. Why?
I Corinthians 2:5
“That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”
If He only used those who we in our human flesh deem worthy to be called we would put our faith in the ability of a person instead of in God’s power to use them. God gets the most glory when a situation seems most unlikely.
“For with God nothing shall be impossible.”
Moses had a stammering tongue and considered himself to be a worthless speaker. But God called him, and used him beyond Moses’ ability and the opinions of others. He allowed Moses to lead the children of Israel through the wilderness and used him to display God’s power in many miracles along the way. When they reached the Red Sea they had nowhere to turn…except to God. That most unlikely & impossible moment just allowed God to manifest His power in an incredible way that no one thought was possible at the time.
You may feel like there is nothing you can offer the Lord in service to Him. That is how He wants us to feel, for it is then that He can work through us. He is not looking for the wisest person to do His work; He only wants the willing. Disregard your ability or inability to accomplish something for Him. Ask Him to use you in spite of you. When we get ourselves out of the way, that is when He can use us. He just wants us to be willing.
What situation seems the most unlikely to happen in your life? You may feel as if you are standing at the edge of the Red Sea with nowhere to turn. This is where God wants to use the weak things of this world to confound the mighty. He knows right where you stand and just what you need. He will come through in the most unlikely way for it is then that He will get the glory He deserves.
I Corinthians 2:9
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”
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