God always used imperfect People
Have you ever been reading the Bible and thought to yourself, why would Jesus chooses him/her to walk with Him. Yes, I know that we already know most of their ending, how they become great teachers/preachers, faithful followers, and miracle workers. If you can for one moment act like this is your first time hearing about a shepherd that became King, or a fisherman that was called out by the Son of God to follow Him. Does that make any sense at all, really? This must have confused the Pharisees of the day.
The fact is God has always used broken people, why, because there are no others to choose from. We are all broken in one what or another. Not one of us truly has it all together; we all have imperfections, shortcomings, and brokenness. Jesus used all kinds of people for the good of His will. Don’t believe me? Here are some examples of people that were used for the greatness of HIS glory.
God’s broken soldiers
Abraham -Was old.
Elijah – Was suicidal.
Joseph – Was abused.
Job – Went bankrupt.
Moses – Had a speech problem.
Gideon – Was afraid.
Samson – Was a womanizer.
Rahab – Was a prostitute.
Samaritan Woman – Divorced.
Noah – Was a Drunk.
Jeremiah – Was young.
Jacob – Was a cheater
David – Was a murderer.
Jonah – Ran from God.
Naomi – Was a widow.
Peter – Denied Christ three times
Martha – Worried about everything.
Zacchaeus – Was small and money hungry.
The Disciples – Fell asleep while praying.
Paul – A Pharisee who persecuted Christians before becoming one.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
Friends you are worthy
If you ever feel like you aren’t worthy enough to be used by God, let alone loved by him, just remember that Jesus used a bunch of flawed people to share Hope to a flawed and broken world. In God, we find renewal, mending, and purpose. Jesus didn’t call the equipped, He equips the called. And no matter what you’ve been through in life, remember that the same power that conquered the grave lives within you. You are worthy of life. You are worthy of God’s love. You are worthy of joy. You are worthy of a fulfilling purpose that will take you places you never imagined reaching.