I have a precious pastor friend who lives in Missouri who ends all his conversations with people by telling them, “You’re the best God’s got.” He’s so right. We’re all God’s got. We are his special creation, the ones made in the image of Him, the family that He started in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve to whom he said, “Multiply and be fruitful.”
I have been thinking a lot lately about this concept; we are the ones He chose to create in His image and be His family. He could have made any kind of being, but he chose to make human beings, with all our foibles and flaws. He gave us free will so that we could choose to love Him. Can you imagine the faith He must have had to create beings that had the ability to choose whether or not they wanted to love Him? Talk about a good self-image. He made these squirrely people and we’ve screwed things up all over the place, and yet God accomplishes what He wants accomplished. He uses what He’s got to make it happen.
Look at all the flawed people throughout the Bible and how God used them. Jonah was a racist, David was an adulterer, Saul killed Christians for a living before God called him into the ministry and changed his name to Paul. Jonah ended up saving a nation, David was called a man after God’s own heart, and Paul wrote two-thirds of the New Testament! These are some pretty important “flawed people.”
God uses flawed people . . . because He has to. We’re the best He’s got, we’re all He’s got. Don’t ever look at yourself and say God can’t use me. God can use you, and He will if you’ll let Him.