Some days you have to step back and remind yourself that God places you in certain situations as part of his plan for your life, especially when you don’t understand what he is doing or why certain things are happening. A step further is when you are placed in situations that leave you feeling completely insecure and unsuited to do the work God has called you to do. This is when remember who you are in Christ is so very important.
Last week one morning, I woke up reminding myself of this fact. Several verses were echoing in my head and I took a few moments to open my Bible and read them again. I Corinthians 1:28-31:
For consider your calling, brothers; not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth, But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to use wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.
If you are feeling inadequate, remember that Moses stuttered.
If you are feeling insecure, remember that David was the last man picked.
If you are feeling incompetent, remember Sarah waited until age 90 to receive her promised son.
If you are feeling indistinguishable, remember the woman at the well is a legend.
If you are feeling ineffective, remember Peter went back to fishing for a time.
If you are feeling inefficient, remember Elijah was served by ravens.
If you are feeling inexpert, remember Noah only built one ark.
If you are feeling inherent, remember feeding the five thousand took just 5 loaves and 2 fish.
If you are feeling insubstantial, remember Gideon needed a fleece.
If you are feeling invalid, remember Paul had a thorn in the flesh.
If you are feeling inexcusable, remember the price He paid for you-His love.
So this Whimsical Wednesday, I remind you, and myself, that we are special to God and he loves each and every one of us. His plan for our lives is intimate, personal, and unique. You are being chased after by the most High God. Don’t forget it.
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