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God Qualifies


There are many reasons why God would not want 
you--but don't worry. You're in good company.

Moses stuttered.
David's armor didn't fit.
John Mark was rejected by Paul.
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.
Abraham was too old.
David was too young.
Timothy had ulcers.
Peter was afraid of death.
Lazarus was dead.
John was self-righteous.
Naomi was a widow.
Paul was a murderer. So was Moses.
Jonah ran from God.
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 worrywart.
Samson had long hair.
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. He doesn't hire and fire like
most bosses, because He's more our dad than our boss. He doesn't look at
financial gain or loss. He's not prejudiced nor partial, not judging,
grudging, sassy, nor brassy, not deaf to our cry, not blind to our need.
As much as we try, God's gifts are free.

We could do wonderful things for wonderful people and still not be...

Satan says, "You're not worthy."

Jesus says, "So what? I AM."

Satan looks back and sees our mistakes. God looks back and sees the
Cross. He doesn't calculate what you did in '98. It's not even on the

Sure. There are lots of reasons why God shouldn't want us. But if we are
magically in love with Him, if we hunger for Him more than our next
breath, He'll use us in spite of who we are, where we've been or what we
look like.

Step out of your limitations into the illimitable nature of who God is.

Author unknown


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