God of the Impossible

 

“none of you can get by with blowing your own horn before God…. If you’re going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God” (1 Corinthians 1:29, 31 MSG) 

Do you ever have days were you feel like you’re the biggest nobody that ever walked the earth? Unnoticed. Unloved. Overlooked. Good for nobody and good for nothing. Well here is a God-send with your name on it, you’re spot on. You are a nobody! Yes, you heard me right. You are a nobody. Thank God! Why? Because God loves to use nobodies to be a somebody for Him!  It somehow makes sense, doesn’t it? 

Now before you think to yourself that you aren’t worth a single cent, wait until you hear this. You’re of unspeakable worth to God. He chose you, “long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love” (Ephesians 1:4 MSG). Never ever dare to think that God writes you off as rubbish. He loves you and that’s that, there’s no question about it!

God is a God of the impossible! He can do the impossible and use us for His glory. Wow. Permanently etch this verse on your brain, “I don’t see many of “the brightest and the best” among you… Isn’t it obvious that God deliberately chose men and women that the culture overlooks and exploits and abuses, chose these “nobodies” to expose the hollow pretensions of the “somebodies”?” (1 Corinthians 1:26-28 MSG). 

Being blunt here, I am a nobody. I could rhyme off a fair few folk who have pretty much written me off as waste, but do you know what? I couldn’t care less because they’re dead right. I can’t make it on my own; that’s where God steps in and takes over. There is a long list of losers in the Bible who were in the same muddle as some of us modern-day mess-ups. For a start Jonah ran helter-skelter from God. Thomas doubted beyond belief. Peter was more of a stumbling block than a rock.  And to top it all Paul saw himself as being “chief of sinners”, bumping off every believer he came across. But none of that seemed to stop them, did it?  Actually, I’d go as far as saying that it spurred them on. 

That’s what I love about my Father-God! He doesn’t chose to adopt His children because they can give a three-point sermon, pray for hours on end or be perfect little angels. Do you know how I know this? Because otherwise He would never have chosen me! He chose us because He loves us and He can use us for His glory. He can mould us and make us more like Jesus.

Point to ponder?
Do you ever feel weak-willed or worthless? If you do find your true worth in God. He can work wonders with your weaknesses.

Prayer: 

Lord, I thank You that You made me a nobody so that I can be a somebody for You and Your glory… 

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