Are you feeling disheartened or inadequate?
August 26, 2009 § Leave a comment
From the ADW blog this morning:
Noah was a drunk, Abraham was too old. Isaac was a daydreamer. Jacob was a liar, Leah was ugly. Joseph was abused. Moses had a stuttering problem. Gideon was afraid. Sampson had long hair and was a womanizer. Rahab was a prostitute. Jeremiah and Timothy were too young. David had an affair and was a murderer. Elijah was suicidal. Isaiah preached naked. Jonah ran from God. Naomi was a widow. Job went bankrupt. John the Baptist ate bugs. Peter denied Christ! The Disciples feel asleep while praying. Martha worried about everything. The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once. Zaccheus was too small. Paul was too religious. Timothy had an ulcer. Lazarus was dead!
One of the most difficult things about life, I think, is being honest about our weaknesses and then – even harder – admitting that God can make something beautiful out of them, make something beautiful out of us, as small and incapable as we are.
But He does make something beautiful out of each of our lives. We only need stay close to Him and try to hear His whispers in our lives.We each have a role to play. And that is a heartening thought.