Ordinary People

People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.
— 1 Samuel 16:7

People think God can't use them because they are just ordinary people. I’ve got news for you; God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things. I can testify to that fact. Never in a million years did I think God could use me to raise up a church where thousands of souls all over the world be helped. Many times, when we're looking for some great superstar to come on the scene, God is developing someone that the world has never heard of. We will say things like, "What if so-and-so became a Christian, wouldn't that be wonderful?" And while we're wondering if so-and-so ever will come around, God is grooming someone unknown to us.

Do you remember the story of when a giant Philistine was taunting the armies of Israel? Everyone was paralyzed with fear. No one was doing anything about that menace. So, who did God select? He chose a shepherd boy who had been sent by his father to take food to his brothers on the front lines. He went out to face the giant with a few stones and a sling, and more importantly, faith in God. That was the person God used.

t another time in Israel's history, when they were paralyzed by fear because of their enemies, God found a man threshing wheat. His name was Gideon, and he was convinced that God had called up the wrong guy. But God selected him because he didn't trust in his own ability. Gideon had to trust in God.

Listen, folks, if you have faith in God, if you believe that God can use you if you are willing to take a step of faith here and there, then God can do incredible things through you. One thing I have said many times over the years is that God is not looking for ability but availability. He can give your ability in time. But God is looking for someone to say, "I would like to make a difference where I am. Lord, I am available." You just watch what God will do. God Bless!