Do you ever think that because you are flawed or ineligable in your own eyes that God isn’t able to use you?
If you flip open your Bible to any page, you’ll find that is not the case at all!
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
If God could use these people to help us, then God can use you to help others as well!
The people of the Bible aren’t fictional characters.
Each one of them was a human with feelings, flaws, and problems just like you and I!
The next time you think that God can’t use you to help people, remember Abraham, Elijah, Joseph, Job, Moses, Gideon, Samson, Rahab, the Samaritan woman, Noah, Jremiah, Jacob, David, Jonah, Naomi, Peter, Martha, Zacchaeus, the Disciples, Paul, and so many other Bible heros.
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” ~ John 16:33
God promised us that we would have times of tribulation in life.
But God also promised us that He has already overcome the world, and given all His authority to us.
Yes, sometimes life is hard.
But thank to Christ, you have the power to take on the world in victory!
Instead of living in financial crisis, we can live in prosperity!
Instead of living in fear, we can live in Christ’s confidence!
Instead of living in defeat, we can live in Christ’s victory!
Instead of living in pain, we can take on Christ’s healing!
Instead of being timid, we can take on the world!
Today if you’re going through a time of tribulation, don’t worry about it!
God has already given us everything we need to get through each trial, and take on the world!
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” ~ Deuteronomy 31:6
It breaks my heart to see so many Christians today allow themselves to be pushed around by the storm of life:
They believe the lies the devil tells them lies about themselves and the situations around them,
and then loose their confidence.
They hide instead of facing their problems head on.
They allow their fear to paralize them.
They just do their best to just make it through
each moment, day, week, month, and year.
God didn’t create us to be pushed around
by the storms of life.
God created us to be the storm.
Don’t stop on account of fear:
Press on and be awesome!
Don’t let your faith waver because things are hard:
Let God show off in your life!
Don’t just listen to the world hate on Christians:
Live a life that makes them want to be one!
Don’t let life push you around any longer:
Take control of the reigns, and make your life what you want it to be!
Don’t get caught up in the storm:
Be the storm!
The love of a mother is a powerful thing.
The love of a mother is enough to make you feel better when you’re sick.
The love of a mother is enough to inspire you to make your dreams a reality.
The love of a mother can heal any broken heart.
The love of a mother is how God shows us His love.
This week is a chance for us to show love to our mothers.
Lets take that chance!
Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!
“Things that remind me of Mother are these: the truth ‘mid deception, a warm summer breeze, the calm within chaos, a stitch in a rip, a comforting blanket, the smile on her lip, an ocean of love in a heart big as whales, the morals in everyday stories she tells, a wink amid laughter, the wisdom in books, the peace in humility, beauty in looks, the light and the life in a ray of the sun, the hard work accomplished disguised as pure fun, concern in a handclasp, encouragement too, the hope in a clear morning sky azure blue, the power in prayers uttered soft and sincere, the faith in a promise, and joy in a tear. These things all attest to the wonder and grace of my precious mother, none else could replace.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons
“Then He commissioned Joshua the son of Nun, and said, ‘Be strong and courageous, for you shall bring the sons of Israel into the land which I swore to them, and I will be with you.’”
~ Deuteronomy 31:23
Bravery is more than just being the hero in a story.
Bravery is standing up for the underdog.
Bravery is standing up for yourself.
Bravery is doing what you know is right, even when its hard.
Bravery is showing up even when you’re scared.
Bravery is showing up even when you are hurting.
Bravery is speaking when you think no one is listening.
Bravery is believing in yourself.
Bravery is having faith in what you believe when no one else does.
Bravery is following what you love.
Bravery is chasing after your dreams, no matter what.
Bravery is pressing on, even when you’ve failed.
Bravery is smiling through your tears.
Bravery is living a life of faith.
When God asks us to be brave, He isn’t asking us to stand alone.
When God asks us to be brave, He is asking us to trust Him and obey even when we are afraid or it doesn’t make sense.
Today, no matter how scary your situation is, have faith in God and put your confidence in Him.
When we have the bravery to show up to a fight, God will meet us there!