Why Would God Want Me?

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I’m not perfect. I have all kinds of problems. I have no ability. I have no gifts. I’m just not worthy. Why would God want me?

Well, did you know that?…..

Moses stuttered.
David’s armor didn’t fit.
John Mark deserted Paul.
Timothy had ulcers.
Hosea’s wife was a prostitute.
Amos’ only training was in the school of fig-tree pruning.
Jacob was a liar.
David had an affair.
Solomon was too rich.
Jesus was too poor.
Abraham was too old.
David was too young.
Peter was afraid of death.
Lazarus was dead.
John was self-righteous.
Naomi was a widow.
Paul was a persecutor of the church.
Moses was a murderer.
Jonah ran from God’s will.
Miriam was a gossip.
Gideon and Thomas both doubted.
Jeremiah was depressed and suicidal.
Elijah was burned out.
John the Baptist was a loudmouth.
Martha was a worry-wart.
Noah got drunk.
Did I mention that Moses had a short fuse?
So did Peter, Paul – well, lots of folks did.

But God doesn’t require a job interview for salvation. He’s our Heavenly Father. He doesn’t look at financial gain or loss. He’s not prejudiced or partial, not judging, grudging, sassy, or brassy, not deaf to our cry, not blind to our need. He know who we are and what we are and loves us in spite of ourselves


He doesn’t calculate how you failed in ’99. It’s not even on the record.

Sure, there are lots of reasons why God shouldn’t call us. But if we are in love with Him, if we hunger for Him, He’ll use us in spite of who we are, where we’ve been, what we have done, or the fact that we are not perfect!


Source:ย http://gatewaytojesus.com/

  12 comments for “Why Would God Want Me?

  1. December 30, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Reblogged this on Putting My Feet in the Dirt and commented:
    So true….

    Liked by 1 person

  2. The Isaiah 53:5 Project
    December 30, 2015 at 11:08 am

    I have seen this in one form or another many times over the years and I always find it encouraging.

    Thanks for posting ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  3. December 30, 2015 at 11:36 am

    No one is perfect, but we can all be used for a perfect purpose.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. December 30, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Reblogged this on I G Malgwi's Blog.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. December 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    God use people that are willing.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. December 30, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Just stopping by to thank you for visiting Cry and Howl. I’m sending a link to my very good blogging friend of many years and I’m sure you’ll enjoy and be edified by her blog site. Have a blessed and safe New Year!


    Liked by 1 person

  7. December 30, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    WOW, this is sooo good!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. December 30, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Reblogged this on Flaggfan and commented:
    Thank you very much for sharing, Michelle Cook.:)

    Liked by 1 person

  9. December 30, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    love it again. vw

    Liked by 1 person

  10. cordillerana
    January 6, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Sir, I would like to thank you for liking my post awhile back. It means a lot to me,esp. that I’m exploring WordPress still. P.S. Your page is amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • January 6, 2016 at 10:12 pm

      Thank you for your kind words my friend!! Keep up the good work with your blog!! I hope you come back and visit often ๐Ÿ™‚


      • cordillerana
        January 6, 2016 at 10:23 pm

        Thanks sir!

        Liked by 1 person

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