The Significance of the Insignificant
1 Corinthians 1:28 “God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important.” ~NLT
Game day. A local football team is playing a team that has been undefeated. The game is close. There is a wide receiver that is not one of the better players. In fact, they have not thrown to him all night. The opposite team does not feel he is a threat and consider him ‘nothing’ to fear.
Last quarter, and the local team is behind. A touchdown can win the game. The ball is hiked, and the receivers run their patters. The defense covers all the receivers to make sure the quarterback doesn’t connect. All are covered except for one.
Our weaker wide receiver just happens to be open. No one feared any success from him since he hasn’t performed all night. The quarterback sees this and throws the ball in his direction. The wide receiver catches the ball for the first time and runs in for a touchdown. The local team wins and there is victory in the small town.
God works in this way as well. Those times we feel we are in the background and feel we should be in the front so everyone can see us. This is not God’s way. First, God wants us to humble ourselves. Know that it is about Him and His business, not ours. Then, God wants to train us before He reveals us. The training periods are the trials we go through and the pain we endure. This makes us stronger. When we persevere in knowing that we live to serve, this allows us strength in the gift of faith also given to us by the Lord.
While all of this is going on, the world may see you differently. The world will not fear you because it will be unaware of the power God is allowing to grow in you. The power to do and perform the will of God for others that need His miracles. The world will see you as that ‘weak wide receiver’ and when the time of miracle comes, that darkness will not be able to cover you and prevent you from receiving and using the power that God throws your way! What victory that will be!
When we feel the world has labeled us as ‘insignificant’, you can be sure that this is not the way God feels about you. He created you with great intention for you to be a blessing to the world in the name of Jesus Christ. He created all of us to be a tool for the kingdom. The world may tell you, may show you or may label you as ‘insignificant’, but that is a lie.
The truth is that you are a child of God. And any child of God has the makings of royalty. Jesus Christ hung bled and died for us to become inheritors of the kingdom. And that is an inheritance the world cannot take away. The devil does his best to talk you into giving up your inheritance, but all you have to do is say ‘no’.
Like Jesus, the world my beat you, bleed you and try to kill you, but you are a child of the Most High and God will not let you fall. He will take those who think they are, “…counted as nothing at all…” and will use them to bring “…to nothing what the world considers important…”
May God’s peace surpass your thoughts and guard your heart and mind in Jesus’ name,
12/15/2021 06:52:10 am
AMEN! Thank you for your mission and your devotions. I pray for you and that the LORD keeps calling you to reach out to everyone. GOD BLESS YOU & MUCH LOVE TO YOU!
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