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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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. I found this post because It struck me that God is in the habit of using flawed people to proclaim His goodness, and I wanted to see what had been written on that.

    I’m such a person; Flawed, broken, error ridden… Yet He picked me up and drew me near into His warm and loving embrace. By Him, because of Him, my life has value now. “I who should have been sold for money to buy a dim oil lamp has been made into a wonder and a light that the great and mighty stomp over themselves to catch a glimpse of”.

    Mercy found me and love is building me. My life has meaning and makes a huge difference because of what He has given me to do. Of a truth He uses the foolish things of this world to confound the wise.

    Thank you for your post.

  2. Yes, it’s a old saying “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it. Why would God waste His time on something that’s not broken. Remember “It’s better to know Him and not need Him, than need Him and not know Him.”

  3. Thank you my brother as a pastor sometimes I find myself asking why me Lord.This answers it for me I was tore up from the floor up but HE called and HE
    equipped.God always know what HEAVEN is doing.

  4. I thoroughly enjoy your post. Having just recently taken a group counseling class, which was I was in desperate need of, I too have come to this realization. Suffering=meaning. “I am coming beside you because if you have never heard that it is okay. It is okay that you are not perfect. Even the most honorable of individuals can struggle. It is okay that you are broken and I extend you grace just as grace has been extended to me”. I enjoy following your posts.

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