I'm too young to make a difference! Could something this small really change the world? I'm so imperfect, God wouldn't want to use me! If only I had... If only I was.... If only I could...
How often do these thoughts cloud our minds and discourage us from serving God for the advancement of His kingdom?
However, the truth is that God wants us the way we are, we can be used best by Him, as our imperfect selves - not as someone else. The little we do, with His help, for His glory matters a lot to Him, He notices it - We are never too young, never too imperfect, to make a difference!
The Bible is filled with unlikely heroes...
Mary - A teenager who was blessed and privileged to give birth to Jesus
David - An adulterer, murderer, shepherd who God transformed into Israel's greatest king and called him a 'man after His own heart'
Rehab - A simple gentile, a prostitute who God used to safeguard Israel and also gave the privilege to be one of the ancestors of Jesus
Moses - A murderer, stutterer, coward who God transformed and used to redeem and lead Israel out of slavery
Abraham - An idolater who become the father of Israel, God's inheritance
Paul - A murderer who chose to persecute and kill many Christians, God used him mightily for the advancement of His own kingdom and transformed him. Paul was even later martyred for His profession of faith in Christ.
The list goes on...
God is famous for using the unlikeliest people in a mighty way. In Mark Lowry's words 'God can use anybody, He has got no standards' - He is willing to use you too, no matter who you are or what you've done - He can turn you around and mould you into what you can be with Him by your side!
Are you ready to be another unlikely hero?