How much more do I need to say? It would take too long to recount the stories of the faith of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and all the prophets. By faith these people overthrew kingdoms, ruled with justice, and received what God had promised them. They shut the mouths of lions, quenched the flames of fire, and escaped death by the edge of the sword. Their weakness was turned to strength. They became strong in battle and put whole armies to flight.
- Hebrews 11:32-34
Have you ever taken the time to dream about all you could accomplish with your life?
Have you ever thought about the future, and wished for big plans and important tasks?
The truth is that God has a purpose for you.
The above verses from Hebrews 11 show how mightily God used some other people.
To overthrow kingdoms.
To rule with justice.
To shut the mouths of lions.
To quench the flames of fire.
To escape death.
And the fact that you are still alive here on earth, means that God wants to do amazing things through you too.
Yet maybe you think that this applies to everyone but you.
Maybe you look around and see everyone else as being “better” than you.
Others are “more talented”.
Others are “more important”.
Others are “the ones that God really wants to use”.
If you feel this way, or if you have ever felt this way,
then I would encourage you to re-read the above verses from the book of Hebrews in the Bible.
And make special note of the phrase “Their weakness was turned to strength.”
There’s not a single person who God used, who wasn’t weak.
There’s not a single person who God used, who wasn’t lacking.
There’s not a single person who God used, who had everything figured out.
But God wants to use us even though we are weak.
In fact, maybe God wants to use us because we are weak.
That way, when God does miraculous things in and through us, we can’t take any of the credit.
We don’t get any of the glory.
Because it’s clear that we are too weak to do anything life-changing on our own.
But, when God is working within us, anything is possible.
So have faith that God wants to use you.
Dare to dream big dreams of what God could do in and through you.
And follow Him where He leads you, even when it is intimidating and scary.
Because He can take our weakness, and turn it into strength.
Until God turns my weakness into strength,