In the Bible, we find that God did not use perfect people to carry out His purposes on earth. Consider these people, for example:
Samson – who went about doing whatever he wanted;
David – who allowed a man to be killed so that he could have his wife;
Peter – who denied Christ three times;
Paul- who persecuted Christians, even to death.
Don’t despair! If God can use these people, He can use each of us, even with our weaknesses, limitations, and baggage.
To Demonstrate His Grace…
If God couldn’t use flawed people, He wouldn’t be able to use any of us because we are all flawed. Despite our weaknesses, we can call out to Him
to forgive and restore us.
So That He Alone Gets the Glory!
You can squander your entire life; but, God in His goodness, can compensate for all the times you did not love and serve Him. God accomplished more through Samson on the last day of his life than at any other time. Then consider Paul, who became the world’s best missionary. After a career of pursuing and persecuting Christians, he gave his heart and life to Jesus and led thousands to the Lord. Turning his life over to Christ was the key for Paul and is the same for us:
The Lord wants to use you for special purposes, so make yourself clean from all evil. Then you will be holy, and the Master can use you. You will be ready for any good work. 2 Timothy 2; 21 ERV