God Loves Using Weak People

“I am with you; that is all you need. My power shows up best in weak people.” 2 Cor 12:19a (LB)

Did you know that even a small child can be a faithful servant for Jesus? We may think that God is only looking for strong leaders like Moses or the Apostle Paul. What if I told you that God loves to use weak people and the very thing that God used with Moses and Paul was their weaknesses. In fact, all of God’s giants were weak people.

We usually try to defend our weaknesses, resent them, and hide them. We think that God just wants to use our strengths, but God is looking for servants for his ministry. Everyone is competing to be a leader, but God is actively looking for servants who are  willing to sharpen pencils at the church for the glory of God.

Some may say that God could never use them, but God is not limited by our limitations. He enjoys putting his great power into ordinary containers. Evangelist Vance Havner once said “Christians, like snowflakes, are frail, but when they stick together they can stop traffic”.

Many people used to think Jesus was weak because of the things he did like washing the feet of his disciples, but Jesus came to earth to serve others. He did not brag about his powers, instead he looked for menials tasks that other thought were “beneath them” and just did them without being asked. This is an example of a true servant. You do not have to be good at something to help at church or your school. God is looking for people to stack chairs, to sweep, to invite others to know Jesus, and to always be looking for ways to serve each other. The fact that your sitting in church today shows that your faithfulness as a servant to Jesus. This is completely different than the way we think.

This week, don’t hide your weakness. Look for opportunities to serve. Look for the people God puts directly in front of you that have a need. Even if it is an inconvenience, do it for the glory of God. This is being a true servant for Jesus.

(Resource: The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren).

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