Sunday, May 22, 2011
1 Cor 1:26-31- Take a good look, friends, at who you were when you got called into this life. I don't see many of "the brightest and the best" among you, not many influential, not many from high-society families. Isn't it obvious that God deliberately chose men and women that the culture overlooks and exploits and abuses, chose these "nobodies" to expose the hollow pretensions of the "somebodies"? ... Everything that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ. (The Message Bible)
Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and thought,
"Who am I? Does God really love me? Does He even know who I am? I'm just a nobody."
Have you ever felt broken down and worthless?
If we look at life as a seventh grade P.E. class are you constantly the kid who's picked last when others are choosing teams?
Do you not fit the mold of today's "perfect Christian"?
No matter what circumstance has happened in your life I have news for you.....You Are Somebody!
Matthew 21:42 tells us that God uses the "stone that the builder rejected" to build His kingdom. (N.I.V.)
In the above text the "stone that the builder rejected" is not just used as a part of building His Kingdom.
This stone that wasn't good enough for others is so important to God that He uses it as the cornerstone, the foundation!
We serve a God that specializes in taking "nobodies" and making them cornerstones of great ministries!
Once you have accepted Jesus as your Savior, you are no longer too awkward, or too fat, or too skinny, or too poor, or too out of the main stream, or too gay, or too transgendered to be a Christian.
You have the power of the Resurrected Christ living inside of you!
You are a New Creation through Christ!
The same power that opened blinded eyes and raised Jesus from the dead flows through your veins today!
Never forget that!
If you have felt like a "nobody" for any reason before, know this, you are an integral part of the Kingdom of God!
Jesus said in Mark 9:35 that "it is the last who shall be first." (N.K.J)
The next time the enemy starts beating you up in your mind, making you feel like you are good for nothing, like you are a "nobody", remember this post and thank God that in His eyes you are exceptional!
In God's eyes you are destined for great things!
It is the "nobodies" of the world who reach thousands for Christ.
It is those who once felt worthless who press on to pick up the banner of God's Grace, Hope, Mercy, and Unconditional Love and carry it to other "nobodies" that so many churches overlook.
Be excited in who you are because those qualities that set you apart from other people are the exact qualities that God will use to reach those around you!
God created you with a unique purpose.
Only YOU can carry out the plan He has set in motion for your life.
As always remember:
God Loves You!
God Created You!
God Accepts You!
Until next time,