Your Monday Hope: Come As You Are

 

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I found this wonderful bit of encouragement on a site called, “Inspirational Christian Connection.” If you would like to view the original article that was posted there, then please click here. I would list the author’s name, but unfortunately they are unknown.

Enjoy!

“I’m not perfect.

I have all kinds of problems.

I have no ability.

I have no gifts.

I’m just not worthy.

Why would God want me?

Well, did you know that…

Moses stuttered.
David’s armor didn’t fit.
John Mark deserted Paul.
Timothy had ulcers.
Amos’ only training was in the school of fig-tree pruning.
Jacob was a liar.
Solomon was too rich.
Jesus was too poor.
Abraham was too old.
David was too young.
Peter was afraid of death.
Lazarus was dead.
John was self-righteous.
Naomi was a widow.
Paul was a persecutor of the church.
Moses was a murderer.
Jonah ran from God’s will.
Miriam was a gossip.
Gideon and Thomas both doubted.
Jeremiah was depressed and suicidal.
Elijah was burned out.
John the Baptist was a loudmouth.
Martha was a worry-wart.
Noah got drunk.
Did I mention that Moses had a short fuse?
So did Peter, Paul – well, lots of folks did.

God doesn’t require a job interview for salvation. He’s our Heavenly Father, He doesn’t look at financial gain or loss. He’s not prejudiced or partial, not judging, grudging, deaf to our cries, and not blind to our need. He knows who we are, what we are, and loves us in spite of ourselves

Satan says, “You are not worthy.”
Jesus says, “So what? I am!”
Satan looks back and sees our mistakes.
God looks back and sees the cross.

He doesn’t calculate how you failed in 2015. It’s not even on record.

Sure, there are lots of reasons why God shouldn’t call us. But if we are in love with Him, if we hunger for Him, He’ll use us in spite of who we are, where we’ve been, what we have done, or the fact that we are not perfect! 


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