God Uses Ordinary People
We live in a world where being extraordinary is celebrated…in sports, in the home, at work, at school, and even in church. Everyone loves a celebrity! We love to see them, talk about them, be associated with them, and we even try to imitate them.
Have you ever tried to sing or dance like your favorite entertainer? Although not necessarily my favorite—I, like many of my generation, did my fair share of Elvis Presley impersonations. Many love to talk about who they have met…as if this makes us special also (someone I know calls this name-dropping).
However, when it comes to God—He’s not looking for the extraordinary or celebrity. It is being used by God that makes us special. It is His Word and power working within us, when we obey Him who moves us from being seemingly insignificant to making a difference in someone’s life.
The Bible is full of these people…people who dared to have faith in God against trying circumstances. In Hebrews chapter 11, starting with verse seven we see a whole list of people that had faith in God. None of whom, were of themselves special or extraordinary but the common thing among them were the willingness to trust God to aide them and see them through whatever they were facing.
This is our biblical example of what many of us have witnessed in our lifetime. In a world where it seems everywhere you look; there is a celebrity or someone with extraordinary gifting. But just as well, there are people all around that God is using to touch lives and make a difference. Now, this may not be covered on the nightly news program but that little–or much–can be the difference between life and death for someone.
Therefore, don’t ever consider yourself small or insignificant…it is not your bigness that God is looking for…it is your willingness to love, share, give, help, pray, stand, and yes have faith in a God that can do the extraordinary!
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