Chosen, Day 4

Reading through the Bible, I have noticed a consistent theme; and perhaps you’ve seen it too! Everyone God calls to do His work is pretty much unqualified. God tends to call on people we would never choose.

You see, the people we tend to seek are those with good references, solid experience, previous success, a list of accolades, a shelf of trophies, and a strong track record. But God seems to work very differently. All certificates and degrees aside, he just hires people off the street that traipse in with no resume.

Why? Because He offers an on-the-job training program. His choice is based on possibility. He sees a beautiful sculpture where we see a lump of clay. He sees a masterpiece where we see an empty canvas. He sees His first choice when we see only flaws as we look in the mirror.

God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong. (1 Corinthians 1:27)

Jacob was a cheater, Peter had a temper, David had an affair, Noah got drunk, Jonah was a runner, Paul was a murderer, Miriam was a gossip, Martha was a worrier, Thomas was a doubter, Sarah was impatient, Elijah was moody, Moses stuttered, Zacchaeus was short, Abraham was old, and Lazarus was dead… and yet, they were chosen.

Friend, you too are chosen by the One ready to equip you for everything He calls you to do!

Matthew 25 Challenge: The World Vision child allowed to choose you isn’t doing it based on your resume, volunteer hours, or the number of friends on Facebook. It’s because you are willing to be chosen! Y’all, ponder that. You already have everything they’re looking for!

Prayer: Dear Lord, we are so quick to dismiss what we consider unusable. Thank You for seeing the masterpiece in each of us! We lift up the children in Guatemala as they begin to make their choice in partnership with World Vision. Remind each of them You’re choosing them as well! Amen

By Carrie Peterson

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