When You Feel Like God Can’t Use You…

LAZARUSThe next time you feel like GOD can’t use you because of your sin, failures and shortcomings, remember…

Noah was an alcoholic

Abraham was too old

Isaac was a daydreamer

Jacob was a liar

Leah was an idolator

Moses had a stuttering problem

Rahab was a prostitute

Gideon was afraid 
& arrogant

Sampson was a womanizer

Ruth was a pagan

Jeremiah and Timothy were too young

David had an affair and was a murderer

Solomon was a philanderer

Elijah was suicidal

Jonah ran from God

Job went bankrupt

The Disciples fell asleep while praying

Martha worried about everything

The Samaritan woman had five broken marriages

Zaccheus was a swindler

Peter denied Christ

Paul was too religious

Timothy was too timid…

AND 
Lazarus, well, Lazarus was dead (and God used Him!)

God can use you for the good of others and for His Glory!

 

The above reading was written by John Ortberg.