By Edd Sterchi
Sometimes we feel that God can’t use us because of various things/situations going on in our lives. But we need to remember that if God wants us to do something, then no excuse will suffice. Note, for example:
* Think you’re too old? Speak to Abraham.* Think life has burdened you too greatly? Listen to Joseph.* Think you don’t speak very well? Consult Moses on the matter.* Think you’ve messed up too many times? David would like a word.* Think depression would hold you back? Elijah has some advice.* Think you’ll be denigrated for your heritage? Ask Esther about it.* Think life has been unfair? Have a heart-to-heart with Job.* Think you’re too young or inexperienced? Chat with Jeremiah.* Think people will not listen to you? Counsel with Ezekiel.* Think you will be harassed? Have a discussion with Daniel.* Think family problems are too stifling? Hosea would like your ear.* Think you’ll be tempted to shirk your duties? Get some direction from Jonah.* Think people will unjustly judge you? Mary has some food for thought.* Think you are too much of an outsider? John the Immerser can give some words of wisdom.* Think your occupation is not held in high enough regard? Matthew would like to address the topic.* Think you are too impetuous? Shoot the breeze with Peter.* Think your talents are not as glamorous as others? Dorcas says, “We need to talk.”
I’m sure you get the idea. God was able to use all of these individuals despite perceived flaws or unfortunate circumstances. And if God could use them, He can use you!
- Edd Sterchi preaches for the Broadway Church of Christ in Campbellsville, KY. He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.broadwaychurchofchrist.net/