God Uses Flawed People To Share Hope To A Flawed World

God Uses Flawed People To Share Hope To A Flawed World

Throughout scripture we see God using imperfect people for the sake of his mission. I never quite understood why Jesus chose the individuals he did, but I am guessing his reasoning was to further prove the validity of his being. He didn’t call the popular, rich or successful to further his ministry, but rather the, poor, broken and faithful. I can only imagine how confused the Pharisees and religious leaders must have been while looking at the team of people the proclaimed Savior had gathered together.

From an outside perspective, we can see that It didn’t matter where people were from, what they had done, or who they use to be; Jesus used all people for the good of His will. Don’t believe me? Here are some examples of people that were used for the greatness of HIS glory.

  • Abraham -Was old.
  • Elijah – Was suicidal.
  • Joseph – Was abused.
  • Job – Went bankrupt.
  • Moses – Had a speech problem.
  • Gideon – Was afraid.
  • Samson – Was a womanizer.
  • Rahab – Was a prostitute.
  • Samaritan Woman – Divorced.
  • Noah – Was a Drunk.
  • Jeremiah – Was young.
  • Jacob – Was a cheater.
  • David – Was a murderer.
  • Jonah – Ran from God.
  • Naomi – Was a widow.
  • Peter – Denied Christ three times
  • Martha – Worried about everything.
  • Zacchaeus – Was small and money hungry.
  • The Disciples – Fell asleep while praying.
  • Paul – A Pharisee who persecuted Christians before becoming one.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” -Romans 8:28

If you ever feel like you aren’t worthy enough, remember that Jesus used a bunch of flawed people to share Hope to a flawed world. In HIM we find renewal and mending.¬†Jesus didn’t call the equipped, He equipped the called. And no matter what you’ve been through in life, remember that the same power that conquered the grave lives within you.

- Jarrid Wilson

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22 Comments

  • Abigail December 9, 2014 at 12:34 AM

    Thank you so much for this Pastor Jarrid! It served as an encouragement for me a newly commited workerof the Lord to zealously and devotedly serve Him for His glory.

  • keijo June 25, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    Yes and amen for God love us and love to use us to heal and be encourage to those who are woundet and hurted by enemies and the Holy Spirit will quard us into them who needs must help of him in Jesus name and for blood victory with blessing and in freedom ,thanks and bless and joy in praying,keijo sweden

  • Sahvanna March 28, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    Yes, if he didn’t I doubt I’d be allowed to get up in the morning. Also, the people who have been the most inspirational to me in my walk with God are the people with their own infirmities. “Good” people can take credit for what they do. Saved people just point to Jesus.

  • aanndeerman@aol.com March 23, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    Very encouraging!!!!!

  • aanndeerman@aol.com March 23, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    Truly inspiring!!!!!

  • bbohemiandotcom March 20, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    This made me laugh. His is true, that the things we do for Him are not by our own skills, but by His power. Very encouraging and informative! I like it!

  • pelliott67 March 18, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    This is GREAT. Everyone needs to be reminded of this at some point in their walk with Jesus because at some point, (or lots of points like me!) we don’t feel like we’re good enough.

  • N. Marube March 18, 2014 at 3:18 AM

    Quite inspiring. It takes love, compassion and grace to accept that we are all “a work in progress”. May God use me as he used king David in 1Sam 22:2.

    “And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.”

    A very humble beginning for king David!

    Thank you Wilson.

  • Angel March 17, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    A blessed post! thank you pastor…

  • fmu_mj March 17, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    Fantastic encouragement, Jarrid! Favorite quote: “I can only imagine how confused the Pharisees and religious leaders must have been while looking at the team of people the proclaimed Savior had gathered together.”

    That is funny to think about.

    Sharing with the Future Marriage University (FMU) community at https://www.facebook.com/FMUniversity.

  • ShoeQueen61' March 17, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Mmm… Let’s see– Does God use flawed people? I would say so. I think of myself and how HIGHLY critical I can be. But a sistah-girl from my church recently told me I am one of the most encouraging people she has ever known! “Who me?!” A compliment? No!!! A blessing– I think of my life and how people have encouraged me over the last five decades of my life… Isn’t it appropriate to pass along a bit of godly kindness on to someone else? Again… A wonderful post. You are truly anointed!!!

    • ruth psanders March 18, 2014 at 3:02 AM

      Been here/there had that said to me and l truly love the person for telling me this.

  • Nancy R. March 17, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    Thanks for your post. Indeed, Jesus had a purpose in all he chose for the purpose of glorifying his Kingdom. I never understood why he didn’t just choose the best of the best. Then, I realized they already had what they needed. Most weren’t willing or ready to give it up for true understanding of who he represented. I am a broken human being that has found His mercy and love amazing.

  • yesitswesley March 16, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    Thank you so much for posting this!!! You have no idea how inspiring these posts are! You and your family are in my prayers, please continue to do what you do!!

  • Michelle March 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    I was addicted to drugs for most of my life, from 9 years old I was trying to run, hide, and fill something inside of me that I could never satisfy. BUT this Easter is 3 years I’ve been clean, and more, since I truly met Jesus. Since he looked at me worn and dirty and broken and said, “I LOVE YOU.” and now I have my dream job working helping people who have walked similar paths to mine, and I have my own -small and simple – place, a healthy child, a wonderful family and church family backing me, and a constant growing love for Jesus. People often comment that I am weird, and not what they are used too, and that is such an incredible compliment to me. I ache to know more of Jesus, and for people to know HIM through me. I love this post. I love that when the world had given up on me is when I truly found hope. For the first time in my life I have hope, and the incessant worry and anxiety over my life is replaced by the peace of knowing, without a doubt, that everything will be ok, because I am a child of God. My worst day today is better than my best day 3 years ago.

    • Natasha March 17, 2014 at 10:40 AM

      Amen!

    • Angie March 17, 2014 at 12:59 PM

      Michelle, your message is really inspiring. Thanks for sharing it.

    • TCLongLPC March 17, 2014 at 3:22 PM

      “My worst day today is better than my best day 3 years ago.”
      So much wisdom here! Thanks for sharing your story! Peace!

    • Daisy March 17, 2014 at 3:29 PM

      Bless you Michelle:). You have an amazing testimony .

  • Josh Bautista March 16, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    I am very blessed by reading your articles! Just on thing, Jacob was not a liar. Study Jacob’s life, and you’ll see.
    Nevertheless, you are a great a blessing to us all. May God bless you!

    • Jarrid Wilson Author March 16, 2014 at 7:24 PM

      Genesis 27 – New English Translation (NET) Jacob Cheats Esau out of the Blessing

  • ghizelle March 16, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Very inspiring Mr. Wilson! We have an awesome God :D

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