This week, I was inspired by the post on Facebook from my cousin that read:
“Jacob was a cheater, Peter had a temper, David had an affair, Noah got drunk, Jonah ran from God, Paul was a murderer, Gideon was insecure, Miriam was a gossiper, Martha was a worrier, Thomas was a doubter, Sara was impatient, Elijah was moody, Moses stuttered, Zaccheus was short, Abraham was old, and Lazarus was dead…. God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the CALLED!”
I would like to add one important character: Jesus is poor.
These Bible characters are not born super humans. They are ordinary people like us. The only thing that differentiates them from the rest is their willingness to be used by God.
These people became huge names in the Bible not because of the number of times they are mentioned in the Bible, or a book dedicated to them, or how mightily they performed a miracle. It is how they performed God’s task for them, no matter how small or big it is.
Sometimes, our limitation makes us doubt ourselves and even God. We think how can we able to serve God and do His will if we have imperfections.
We even question God’s judgment and think why of all more perfect and more “blessed” people, God chose you to do His will.
We must be reminded that God is looking at the heart of man rather than his outer appearance.
This should put out questions why people blessed with beauty, richness and power, can be seen on carnal places while the Church is full of “ordinary” people.
This also explains why, even the Church can be seen with imperfections.
People usually get disappointed when they entered a church and not seeing “angels”, “halos”, and “miracles” or experienced heavenly feelings.
Although Christians must display Christ’s personality and holiness, but we forgot that the church is a “collection” of previous sinners that received Jesus’ blessing, repented from sin, and strive, yes, strive, to be perfect and do His will.
We are very familiar with the testimonies of previous sinners that their life was changed when they received Christ. This one might be an overplay, but true. There is no other religion that changes lives than Christianity.
So if you’re asking if you’re worthy enough to be God’s soldier, in spite of your sins and imperfections, you will be surely surprised of what God has planned for you, if you will just open your heart for Him…