“God’s Favorite Instruments”
“But God has chosen things considered foolish… powerless…despised…considered nothing at all…” 1 Cor. 1:27
In this era of superstars and steroids, of American Idol, The Voice, and Britain’s Got Talent ordinary and average people seem to have no chance to really becoming something. Who knew we were surrounded by such a vast supply of talented individuals? It’s amazing to me to see the thousands gather for an opportunity to audition for one of these special events. What I think about is not the ones who will be chosen, but the thousands who will be “rejected.” It’s the same with sports championships. The Superbowl is coming up. I am always amazed at how dejected the “losing” team coach or quarterback behaves in the post-game interviews. They are almost in tears because they feel like LOSERS! In reality, they are the second best team or athletes in the world! Aren’t the last place teams the losers?
How different it is with whom God chooses as His favorite instruments to get His Plan accomplished! He actually looks for what everyone considers “losers”. He seeks out the weak, the base, the foolish and powerless to get His will done. Are you “qualified” to be used by God?
God is not looking for superstars, super-gifted people, or “heavily talented” people to use to establish His Kingdom. He’s not even looking for “average” people. He’s looking for “below average” people!! He deliberately chooses these kinds of people. Why? Because He delights in getting things done through them! When all is said and done, no one can claim credit for a job well done. They must give that glory to God Himself….and THAT is what God is after.
God has many, many things to accomplish. Some are great; others are “small”. He knows exactly what people to choose to get it done. It really doesn’t matter if you’re doing a job that everyone sees, or one that only God sees. The important thing is that you’re doing something you were DELIB ERATELY CHOSEN BY GOD TO ACCOMPLISH. When you’ve finished, you can give God all the glory for calling, equipping and enabling you to get it done! This means that EVERY JOB IN THE KINGDOM IS A GREAT JOB. You and I are uniquely qualified by God to accomplish it! All that matters is that we finish our assignment! It is useless to compare ourselves with others, or to envy what someone else may be doing. No one else can do your job in the Kingdom. If someone else could, God would have chosen them, not you.
There are no ‘losers’ in God’s Kingdom. There are no “second place” finishers. The race God calls us to run is a marathon. All you have to do to win is cross the finish line! We may cross at different times, but we all cross it. That makes us all winners in God’s sight…and we should be in our own sight as well. So, seek the Lord as to what He has called you to do for Him. Do it with everything you have within you, and give God all the glory! We are all winners on His team!
May the Lord bless you and your families!
Love in Christ, Pastor Damian