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


Can God use broken people? Leave a comment below.

Published by Jarrid Wilson

Husband, Father, Pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship & Author of a few books.

48 comments on “God Uses Flawed People To Share Hope To A Flawed World”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

    2. So awesome Michelle. Your testimony is so inspiring. May God continue to use and never conform to people’s ideals but always be authentic; the person God has called you to be :)

    3. Thank you for sharing your story Michelle. I myself am battling with some of the same issues it’s so good to hear when someone overcomes such obstacles. Say a prayer for me.

  3. 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!

        1. Cheats, deceit, and lies all fall under the umbrella of..”Liar” That’s why Satan is the father of all lies, because he uses every tactic to make it look like the truth. Being deceived out of your birthright is pretty huge deception…a life changer… not in a good way…No matter how you slice it, a lie is a lie is a lie…

    1. And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.
      20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it to me.
      21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not.
      22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.
      23 And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau’s hands: so he blessed him.
      24 And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.

      Jacob lied three times to his father in Genesis 29:19-24

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