Monday, January 31, 2011

Just ordinary folks like us

The next time you feel like GOD can't use YOU, just remember...

Noah was a drunk

Abraham was too old

Isaac was a daydreamer

Jacob was a liar

Leah was ugly

Joseph was abused

Moses had a stuttering problem

Gideon was afraid

Sampson had long hair and was a womanizer

Rahab was a prostitute

Jeremiah and Timothy were too young

David had an affair and was a murderer

Elijah was suicidal

Isaiah preached naked

Jonah ran from God

Naomi was a widow

Job went bankrupt

John the Baptist ate bugs

Peter denied Christ

The Disciples fell asleep while praying

Martha worried about everything

The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once

Zaccheus was too small

Paul was too religious

Timothy had an ulcer...

AND Lazarus was dead!

No more excuses now!! God can use you to your full potential. Besides you aren't the message, you are only the messenger!!!!


Mari said...

That's great!

Glenda said...

That just about covers it, doesn't it! It's encouraging to know that God chooses ordinary, imperfect people and equips them to do His work!

Connie said...

Good reminder. Sometimes as I grow older I begin to think there is not much I can do (for the Lord) anymore. This post encourages me to get going and get doing; I have a lot to give yet.

Susan said...

Besides you aren't the message, you are only the messenger!!!!

So true, and so important for us to remember.