What If God Didn't Want You?
There are many reasons why God would not want you --- but don't worry, you're in good company. There are other Biblical heroes whom we would never think God would want:
David's armor didn't fit
John Mark was rejected by Paul
Hosea's wife was a prostitute
Amo's only training was in the school of fig-tree pruning
Jacob was a liar
David had an affair
Soloman was too rich
Abraham was too old
David was too young
Timothy had ulcers
Peter was afraid of death
Lazarus was dead
John was self-righteous
Jesus was too poor
Naomi was a widow
Paul was a murderer. So was Moses
Jonah ran from God
Miriam was a gossip
Gideon and Thomas both doubted
Jeremiah was depressed and suicidal
Elijah was burned out
John the Baptist was a loudmouth
Martha was a worrywart
Mary was lazy
Noah got drunk
Did I mention, Moses had a short fuse? So did Peter, Paul ... well, lot's of folks did.
But God doesn't require a job interview when He asks You to do something. He doesn't hire and fire like most bosses because He's more our Dad than our boss. He doesn't look at finacncial gain or loss. He's not prejudiced nor partial, not judging, grudging, sassy, nor brassy, not deaf to our cry, not blind to our needs. God's gifts are free.
We could do wonderful things for wonderful people and still not be ...wonderful.
Satan says, "You're not worthy."
Jesus says, "So what? I AM!"
Satan looks back and sees our mistakes. God looks back and sees the Cross. He doesn't calculate what you did in 1998, or even ten years ago. It's not even on the record.
Sure, there are lots of reasons why God shouldn't want us. But if we are in love with Him, if we hunger for Him more than our next breath, He'll use us in spite of who we are, where we've been or what we look like.
Step out of your limitations and step into the limitless nature of who God is.
*** submitted by Wendy Tafoya via e-mail. Thank you for sharing. Love and Blessings!