What Kind of People Does God Use?
God used a man who ate bugs.
God uses all kinds of people.
A man who had speech problems or at least the lack of confidence to speak publicly.
An old man.
An adulterer and a murderer.
A man who ran from Him.
A tax collector.
A little Boy.
A physically unattractive lady.
A man who had long hair and was a womanizer.
Someone “too young”.
A man who preached naked.
A man who went bankrupt.
A man who was suicidal.
A man who was abused.
A man who was afraid.
A lady who was divorced (multiple times).
A man who denied Christ three times.
A lady who worried about everything.
A man who was small and money hungry.
Men who fell asleep while praying.
A Pharisee who persecuted Christians.
God uses people who are less than perfect. That’s a good thing because no one is perfect. No one is without sin.
As the Scriptures say,
“No one is righteous—
not even one.
No one is truly wise;
no one is seeking God.
All have turned away;
all have become useless.
No one does good,
not a single one.” (Romans 3:10-12 NLT)
We are all infected and impure with sin.
When we display our righteous deeds,
they are nothing but filthy rags.
Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall,
and our sins sweep us away like the wind. (Isaiah 64:6 NLT)
Not a single person on earth is always good and never sins. (Ecclesiastes 7:20 NLT)
God can use anyone He chooses to use.
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. (Ephesians 2:10 NLT)
By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires. (2 Peter 1:3-4 NLT)
Do you want God to use your life? Are you willing to surrender your life to God?
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. (Romans 12:1-2 NLT)
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. (Romans 3:23-25 NLT)
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