He Uses the Least Likely!
1 Corinthians 1:27 (KJV) But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
Moses, Gideon, Paul and David, they were all mighty men in the Bible that were considered heroes of our faith. That's not all that these men had in common. They, as well as many others, told God they were not able or qualified to fulfill the incredible mandate the Lord had for their lives. As they were called, they were fully aware of their limitations. That coupled with the relationship each of them had with the Lord, was the very reason they were chosen. It was not only their weaknesses that God was attracted to, but most importantly their realization of them.
Each of these men knew without a shadow of a doubt that there was only one way to fulfill their calling and that was by staying close enough to God to hear His voice and by putting their total dependence on Him! He had to know that with each victory, they would forfeit the glory and give it all to Him. The situations they were faced with could not have been conquered without His grace, strength, power and anointing... They had impossible missions that could only be won by totally surrendering to His will and the faith to believe He would do exactly what He said He would. Though for some, when they were called fear was part of the equation, they soon realized God was in control and each of these men became strong and fearless due to the power that surged in and through them.
Intelligent, strong, respected and mighty? Nope! He always calls the least likely, so no one can deny where their ability comes from. Insignificant? Absolutely not! You are a priceless treasure, worthy of the greatest sacrifice ever given! You are loved, chosen and called!
So, what's your excuse for not moving forward into all that God's calling you to do? The possibilities are limitless! Yield yourself completely to Jesus and allow His Spirit to do what only He can do, in and through you. It's not about how you see yourself or how you feel... it's simply about trusting God to do His will through an unqualified and incapable vessel. Then humbly giving Him the glory for the results. After all, if He once used a donkey.... He can certainly use us!
Judges 6:14 -16 (GIDEON) (NKJV) Then the Lord turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. Have I not sent you? “So, he said to Him, “O my Lord, how can I save Israel? Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house. “And the Lord said to him, “Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man.”
Ephesians 3:-8 (Paul) (NKJV) of which I became a minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effective working of His power. To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.
Hebrews 11:32-34 (NKJV) And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets: who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
Exodus 3:11-12 (MOSES) (NKJV) But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt? “So He said, “I will certainly be with you. And this shall be a sign to you that I have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.”
Luke 9:48 (NKJV) and said to them, “Whoever receives this little child in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me. For he who is least among you all will be great.”
2 Samuel 7:18 (DAVID) (NKJV) Then King David went in and sat before the Lord; and he said: “Who am I, O Lord God? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far?
Numbers 22:28 (NLT) Then the Lord gave the donkey the ability to speak. “What have I done to you that deserves your beating me three times?” it asked Balaam.