God Calls Failures

For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. – 1 Corinthians 1:26-29 KJV

In the last few days, I heard a well-known female preacher say that God doesn’t call us when we are failures but when we are successes.

I disagree with this wholeheartedly.

Joseph was in prison when God called him into his destiny.

Ruth was poor and just trying to get by when God called her into the lineage of Jesus.

Boaz’s mother, Rahab, was a prostitute when God called her help the Hebrew spies.

Gideon was the weakest of the smallest clan of Israel when God called him to deliver God’s people.

Paul was killing Believers when God called Him to preach the Gospel.

God calls the ordinary, the failures, the least among their brethren to be mighty warriors for God. He does it to confound the wise and encourage the rest of us.

If you are breathing, no matter what you have or haven’t done, God has called you to be mighty for the Him.

– Annagail Lynes


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