I Corinthians 1:27—But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty.
God loves to do things people don’t expect. He especially loves to use people that no one in the world would ever pick to be great ones. Why do you think that is? He does it just to show how mighty He is and how little “the world” really knows. I’ve heard the phrase “conventional wisdom” before. Heck, I’ve even used the phrase myself. Realistically, there is nothing conventional about the world’s wisdom. It’s based on the lies of the enemy and, therefore, has no actual foundation.
God chooses things and people that the world considers foolish and weak and uses them to make miracles happen. This concept is seen all through Scripture in too many places to name here. Research it for yourself. Look at guys like David, Samson, Peter, and Paul. You’ll find out that they had big problems just like you and I. They didn’t “look the part” either. Have you ever heard that before? I have.
The beauty of it all is that we don’t have to be perfect. We don’t have to have it all together and we certainly do need to have it all figured out. The less we think we know it all, the more God has to work with. Ultimately, the world has it all wrong. We “foolish” Christians are the ones who will see the glory of God and will be used greatly by Him. The “wise” will be left with their jaws hanging. Isn’t that just like our Lord?
Even everyday screw-ups, especially everyday screw-ups like you and I, will be the ones God chooses. In fact, He has already chosen us.
Prayer for Today:
I am forever grateful that You chose the “foolish” things to confound the wise. I have never measured up to the world’s standard. I thank You that it doesn’t matter. I thank You that the naysayers’ opinions don’t mean anything to You. I thank You that You say I am worthy to be used.
Think of all the ways that you think you come up short. Then watch God strengthen every one of those places. God doesn’t call the equipped. He equips the called.