Do you ever feel weak?
I’m reminded of how physically weak I am each time I have to remove the burly previous user’s 100+ pounds of weights from a machine at the gym before I can use it.
This past weekend, I had the privilege of serving on team for Faith Quest #27. I served as Chapel Counselor, and most of the weekend I was emotionally weak. I felt completely unworthy to be called by God, to stand before those youth and somehow spiritually guide them.
As I recalled the weekend recently, my eyes welled up with tears as I thought, God, I don’t deserve for You to use me. I’m so weak.
He gently reminded me that He doesn’t use the strong and powerful; He uses the common and weak. After all, He used Zacchaeus, a tax collector. Rahab, a prostitute. Mary, a 13-year-old virgin.
Jesus, the Son of God, was born in a barn, not a top-notch hospital. He lay in a cow trough, not a comfortable bassinet. Later in His life, He rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, not a gallant steed.
Thanks, God, that You use the common and weak… like me.
“My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.”
-2 Corinthians 12:9