God Uses Ordinary People – For Extraordinary Things
By Jason R. Doll
God uses ordinary people to carry out His extraordinary plan. Moses, Abraham, King David, Peter and Saul, were just ordinary people who God used in extraordinary ways. In the same way, God will use you to do extraordinary things.
Throughout the Scripture we read over and over about God using ordinary people to fulfill His plans and answer prayer. From Genesis to Revelation, the Lord used ordinary people to meet extraordinary achievements. He made extraordinary leaders out of ordinary men.
Romans 8:28 reads: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
You see, whenever God wants to do something extraordinary in God’s good creation, God turns to ordinary people. Throughout history, God has asked ordinary people to do the extraordinary on his behalf: Noah. Gideon. Joseph. Abram and Sarai. Jacob. David. Moses. Debra. Elijah. Paul. Isaiah. Rahab. Jonah. Jeremiah. Ezekiel. Elizabeth. Mary.
All of them were ordinary people. Called by God. To do the extraordinary. On God’s behalf.
There was nothing terribly special about those people before they were called.
We remember them only because they answered God’s call.
There’s nothing terribly special about us, either.
We will be remembered only if we, like those who have gone before us, answer that call.
God didn’t make you to be ordinary; He made you to be extraordinary.
God is worthy of our very best. Not just some of the time, but all the time. If some people gave their jobs the same efforts they give God, they would be fired. Many people give their jobs, hobbies, and sports more attention and devotion than they do the Lord. We should give God our best at all we do, all the time, and every way.
If everyone served God the way you do, how would the world look? Would it be better, worse, or the same? For most of us, to consider this question is convicting. Why? Because, we often fail to give God our very best.
God wants our first fruits with all we have. He wants our best in all we do. He wants to be our first love. Not only does He want our best, He deserves our best!
If you want God’s best for your life, you must give Him your best. You must give Him your all. It requires a heart commitment; it means giving Him the greatest part of you in every area of your life.
Giving God your best is a decision you must make on a daily basis. Every day, you must surrender completely to Him, giving your best in who you are, what you have and what you do. You cannot achieve victory in the Lord if you settle for giving the bare minimum. You don’t have to be the best, but you must give God your best. When you do, He will lift you up, so you can achieve all God created you to be.
So that God’s extraordinary acts can be achieved. So that we can bring about God’s justice, God’s mercy, God’s love, God’s hope in this world?
God is calling.
How will we answer?
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