Who God Chooses to Use

Who God Chooses to Use

God is his majesty is able to use anyone he chooses. He can use those among us that we may consider to be unqualified. In our sinfulness as humans we would all be disqualified. Fortunately, when we put on that new self by having a relationship with Jesus we become usable.

We are in great company because so many of the biblical characters God used had some seriously questionable past.  This show us that we should never think more highly of ourselves than anyone else. We cannot ridicule or condemn anyone when Jesus himself chooses to use those we might consider unusable among us.

I think about the Samaritan woman in John 4, who caused many in her culture to believe in Jesus when she went back to report to them how he had basically spelled out her life to her without condemnation. Here was a woman who was not of the ‘right’ cultural background because she was not a Jew. But yet, Jesus ignored all of that and made an example of her.

What Jesus did gives me a better perspective on those who we might consider to be less than us or different from us. What is even more amazing is that Jesus went out of his way to speak to her. He broke all the rules. He did the unthinkable, the unimaginable. What Jesus did was revolutionary because no one else would have done what he did. But then that is a part of the appeal of who Jesus is. He doesn’t operate by the standards of the world but the standard of his kingdom. No matter how sordid our past may seem, in the eyes of Jesus all things can be made new.

2I also reflect on when Samuel went to anoint David  king from among the sons of Jesse. Samuel’s instinct was to choose the son that outwardly had the look of a king but God’s choice was completely different, he was looking at the hearts of the sons.

I like the portion that says, … “The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7)

Jesus is looking at the heart of the matter and sets a great example for us to follow when dealing with each other. We should always try to see the heart of each other. Let us not look past our initial assessments of each other and dig a little deeper. Let us remember that we are all sinners saved only by the grace of God.

About Latoya Saddler

I am passionate about inspiring others to explore their God given potential and use their gifts and talents to honor God. Blogging from the beautiful island of Jamaica. I can be found blogging at Powerful U Blog and on twitter.

Comments

  1. Bettilu Davies says:

    Your blogs always bless me, Latoya.

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    Latoya Saddler Reply:

    Thanks Bettilu! Blessed to be a blessing :-).

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  2. My pastor/hubby often says that we look at the Bible characters and see them as larger than life heroes we could never become. We neglect to look into their pasts and see that most of them were common ordinary people. God put His extra up next to the ordinary and made them into something extraordinary. That’s God’s way. Why does He use us common people? Because we can only bring glory to Him when we realize it was all Him. Great reminder.

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    Latoya Reply:

    ‘His extra to their ordinary’, exactly what He does! Thanks for reading.

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