eh, God can't use me...

Posted: Mar 3, 2010 by Kade in

Why not?
Noah got drunk.
Abraham lied about his wife.
Jacob was a swindler.
Mosses stuttered.
He also had an anger problem.
Hosea married a prostitute.
David had an affair.
Solomon had a bunch of wives.
The woman at the well had a bunch of husbands.
Naomi was a widow.
Sarah was too old.
David was too young.
Peter was afraid of death.
Lazarus was dead.
Miriam was a gossip.
Jonah ran away from God.
Thomas doubted.
Jeremiah got depressed.
Elijah got burnt out.
Martha was too busy.
Timothy had stomach problems.
John Mark was rejected by the apostle Paul.
Moses was a murderer.
So was David.
So was Paul.

So... say it again, why can't he use you?:

"But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord." -1 Corithians 1:27-31

that list was written by Sandra Glahn, and that verse was written by Paul, not me I'm afriad.


  1. Kade says:

    Can you believe that? "Lazarus was dead". Haha.

  1. Liberty says:

    I liked that one best, the others were pretty good. Very encouraging...maybe

  1. Sandi says:

    Ha! Love it. Good one.So was Jesus... :)

  1. Chloƫ says:

    Amen! God is more than able!

    btw, love the disclaimer at the end. =)

  1. Abigail says:

    hey kade,

    i think that's wonderful! the world could always use more tellers of the Good News. :D

    cool blog you've got here- keep it up!


  1. Eldarwen says:

    Cool post! I love that! :) Sorry for the lack of comments from moi. :/

  1. Ryan says:

    Amazing reminder of our amazing God and his unfathomable mercy and grace toward undeserving sinners.

    If this list is not enough, an examination of the background of each of the people named in Hebrews 11 yields similar and possibly more fascinating results.

  1. jd.ictfc says:

    I'd say out of all the words In bold... 4 of them describe me, but God still loves me so all's good

  1. Josh says:

    I am always so encouraged by the fact that it is not about who we are, but what God has done. God is a redeemer! Awesome!