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1 Corinthians 1:27-29 says that God chose the insignificant and despised things of this world so that all glory belongs to God and no flesh may boast before Him. God has chosen the weak things, the ordinary vessels to bring forth honor to himself.

Do you feel incapable and rejected today? Then reconsider the words of God and His promises for your life. God does not fulfill the promises He gave for your life according to your resources, capabilities, or based on your present situation. If that was the case, then God would not be credited for your blessings. But the conditions you are in today is so that, few years ahead when God’s promises are fulfilled you turn back and realize that God was faithful and that He can do the impossible.

Consider Moses. God chose him to lead the Israelites and mediate between God and them. He was supposed to exhort the Israelites in all the ways of the Almighty and pass onto them the commandments of God. But did he possess superior language when God called him? Indeed, he says, “O my Lord, I am not eloquent” and “I am slow of speech and slow of tongue” (Exodus 4:10). Clearly, he was not a capable leader in the eyes of a common man. But God chose Moses so that He is glorified through Moses’ weakness by accomplishing the very calling of his life.

Another example is Gideon, Israel’s judge. The angel of the Lord promises him that he shall save Israel from the hands of the Midianites. But Gideon replies “O my Lord, how can I save Israel? Indeed, my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” (Judges 6:15). Yet he trusts in God and Israel is delivered from the persecutors. Clearly, it is not because of Gideon’s strength, his status nor experiences that he delivered God’s people. It was God’s hand working through him who was incapable.

Has God promised you something you feel you are incapable of? Then be assured that God was not mistaken when he made that promise. It is to bring praise to God who uses the weak and the lowly things of this world to shame the strong and the capable. So that through all and in all God’s name is honored. Amen!


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