“…God chose the foolish things of the world….weak things of the world…lowly things of this world…despised things…the things that are not…” (1 Corinthians 1:27-28 NIV)
Many times I stand amazed at God’s choices especially when it comes to ministers of God’s Kingdom. They may not have bright talents or abilities. Yet they minister so powerfully.
You may have asked this question yourself – “How am I here in this place? Am I really qualified to do this?”
We read the answer in today’s Bible passage quoted above. Paul encourages his disciples to know this great truth: God prefers the ‘not so wise’, ‘not so influential’ and ‘not of noble birth’ type of individuals (v.26). Why does God prefer them? Here’s the reason: He selects the ‘foolish’ people to shame the wise; He selects the ‘weak’ people to shame the strong (v.27). He selects the lowly and despised people to cancel out what the world considers important so that no one can ever boast in the presence of God (v.28).
Beloved, if you are struggling to do things properly or if you are pressurized to perform in your carrier, remember that God knows you completely more than anyone else. He has chosen you to function as He has created you to be. Don’t compare yourself with others. As a disciple of Christ, you will always see the hand of God protecting you.
In the following verse (1 Corinthians 1:30), Paul says that God alone made it possible for us to be in Christ Jesus. Jesus is the one who made us acceptable to God the Father. He made us pure and holy and He gave Himself up on the cross to purchase our freedom.
Remember: don’t struggle to be perfect in every thing that you do. You may make thousands of mistakes in your day-to-day affairs; but get up and do the right thing once again! Commit your life, carrier and dreams into God’s hands. Let Him make it superb, brighter and shining before others. You are called to be a winner through Christ Jesus!
John Mason gives a beautiful insight: “Be an answer. Get in the way of someone you know is on the way down. Walk in on someone you can help when others are walking out. There are no unimportant jobs, no unimportant people and no unimportant acts of kindness.”
Be a blessing to others. Relax and enjoy your life that God has given you. He is with you. And He will guide you through.
– – – written by Ancy Joe from www.gloriousliving.net