As I was doing my devotion from the Holy Bible app plan " Everyday Supernatural", I got to read about weaknesses. After I read everything, I got so hyped that I couldn't contain it. They spoke about a lot of Bible characters ( David, Paul, Abraham, Moses, Peter, and more) whom God chose to make ways with despite their weaknesses.
I said to myself " God must love broken people". I can't remember how many times I have thought that there are certain areas of my life that God cannot use because of the way I am or what I used to do. But, I realized that this is the very area that He will use because only Him can supernaturally change these things about me. Like this, I will only be able to boast in Him and no one else. Only Him will deserve the all the glory.
Reading this plan reminded me that Jesus came for the SINNERS, the SICK, the LIARS, the ONES THAT NEED SAVING, the ones that are WEAK, the ones that no one think that could CHANGE, the ones that we GIVE UP ON, the ones that will NEVER BE ABLE TO FIND A JOB AGAIN BECAUSE OF HIS/HER BACKGROUND, the ones that CANNOT SAY A PHRASE WITHOUT CURSING, the ones that keep on ABORTING, the ones that have no SELF-CONTROL, the ones that are SHORT-TEMPERED, the ones that are ADDICTED TO DRUG, ALCOHOL, SEX, AND MANY OTHER DEBAUCHERIES. JESUS CAME FOR THE WORST OF THE WORST!!! In other words, JESUS CAME FOR YOU (if you consider yourself a sinner, if not, He still came for you and died) AND I.
Luke 5:31-32 Jesus answered them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Once upon a time, I used to compare my sins to others, I used to think like " at least I am not like them", at least I don't do this and that. I didn't realize how judgmental I was, I didn't realize that the same grace the people I was comparing myself to needed was the same grace I needed. Somehow, I thought I was better just because I didn't partake in certain things, but no we are all weak in certain aspects and we all need grace.I don't know what your weakness is, but I know that it is the very thing that set you apart and I know that it is the very thing that God will use for His glory.
When your friends see you speaking and being transparent and not lie to make a way out, they won't understand, but all the glory will belong to Him. When they see you stop being an addict, they will not understand. When they see a complete change in you, they will not understand because it will happen supernaturally.
1 Corinthians 1:27- 29 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things and the things that are not to nullify the things that are, so that no one may be able to boast before him.
One of my favorite Bible Character "Paul" was so passionate about persecuting the Church, and that same passion turned around and was used for Kingdom purposes. At first, He wasn't accepted because of his past, but He was CHOSEN by God, and He became a passionate follower of Christ. The same thing tend to happen to us when we start following Christ, a lot will not believe the change, not all will accept you at first sight, but you have to keep on living for His glory.
Acts 9: 10-9 In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, "Ananias!""Yes, Lord," he answered.The Lord told him, "Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying.In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight. "Lord," Ananias answered, "I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name."But the Lord said to Ananias, "Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. I will show him how much he must suffer for my name. Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit." Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul's eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized, and after taking some food, he regained his strength.
We are all part of God's master plan, and once we come to him we get to be used by Him. Are you going to let your weakness get in the way of you being used by God? Are you going to let comparison to others gifts get in the way?
1 Corinthians 12:12-27 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. Now if the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!" On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
One of my many weaknesses is to do things outside of the ordinary and explore new things while jumping on opportunities that are presented before me without a second thought. God used that , so I could have an encounter with him during Exchange in Kentucky. I have so many other weaknesses that He has been using lately to show the world that He is living in me. Some of them I can't even believe at times, so it is only fair for others to take time to process them.
I just want you to know and always remember that God will use your weaknesses to give you a testimony tomorrow just like He is constantly doing for me.