You are Useful to God

1 Corinthians 1:26 Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you.

What are the qualities God looks for in the man? What kind of people does He want? Is He looking for a towering intellect? Is He looking for born leaders? Or, does the Spirit of God look for different qualities when He is searching for a man that He can use?

One thing is clear in the Scriptures: it seems like God intentionally goes out of His way to find individuals who don’t necessarily look like they will amount to much. He chooses people who, at first glance, do not appear to have what it takes.

When God was looking for a man to lead the nation of Israel, He selected a shepherd boy named David, who was watching a flock of sheep. When God wanted to have someone lead an army to defeat the Midianites, God picked a guy named Gideon who was hiding out in an abandoned cistern.
In 1 Corinthians, Paul says, “Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. . . . As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God”
God is not looking for ability as much as He is looking for availability. Are you a person who will say, “Lord, I don’t have much to offer, but what I have, Lord, I offer to you”? If that is you, then sit back and watch what God will do.

 

David Ball
Pastor