After having a particularly discouraging week my brother forwarded me this. I just had to share! You never think about it this way!
The next time you feel like GOD can’t use you, just remember….
Noah was a drunk
Abraham was too old
Isaac was a daydreamer
Jacob was a liar
Leah was ugly
Joseph was abused
Moses had a stuttering problem
Gideon was afraid
Samson had long hair and was a womanizer
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young
David had an affair and was a murderer
Elijah was suicidal
Isaiah preached naked
Jonah ran from God
Naomi was a widow
Job went bankrupt
Peter denied Christ
The Disciples fell asleep while praying
Martha worried about everything
The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once
Zaccheus was too small
Paul was too religious
Timothy had an ulcer..AND
Lazarus was dead!
And Don’t forget
Jesus Helped them all!!!!
photo by: Radio Nederland Wereldomroep
Too often we think we have to be “perfect,” and feel bad when we’re not . . . this is a great reminder that we don’t have to be–God will use us anyway.
What a good reminder! I am going to pass this on to my DH, in hopes that he might see that even though he isn’t perfect, that’s ok.
Thanks very much for posting this!
I love this post!!! I will have to pass it on others. Thank you for always having enlightening things to say. You are an inspiration.
Ooh! I liked that! I read it once before but it didn’t have as much meaning as now when I am struggling with some issues in my life. Thanks and I love your newsletter! Serene in Singapore
love it! .. thanks for sharing :D
I love it! God is so creative, and His thoughts are really above our thoughts, and He always seems to use the weak nobodies as His instruments if they are willing. Love the picture too.
Just what I needed! Many thanks!
i like that pic of noah’s ark . .my friend sent me a link about a man who recreated the ark … and its sooo beautiful .. its in the netherlands or denmark or something like that .. i will have to find it and when i do i will send u the link/pics ..
you will be amazed .. i know i was .. i knew in my heart that the ark was huge and the fact that this man built it to the same specs (or so they say, which i do believe) as noah did . .it truly is amazing ..
and yes GOD is great and wonderful! .. :D
thanks again for sharing this with us .. :D
PERFECT TIMING!!! I needed to read this today FOR so many reasons. God does seem to use the most unlikely people to do some wonderful things. Praise the Lord!
Thanks Tawra! The reminder we all needed :)
This was just what I need to send to a friend who is struggling with health issues that have debilitated her brother. She is worried that she cannot do anything for him. “not perfect”. She is probably in the right place at the right time.
I’ve read this before but it is so important to remember that none of us is perfect. If we were, we’d not need God’s support and love.
Thank you to my sweet Jesus who uses me in spite of myself! Thank you, Tawra, for this poignant reminder. I love your work!