At a church camp many years ago, I was convicted by God through the message preached and scripture reading taken from 1 Cor 1: 26-29 – “Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things — and the things that are not — to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.”
I had always thought that since I was not so smart and educated like many others in the church, God would not use me much. I felt so inadequate. I was given the job of arranging chairs and distributing song books. What a joy it had been for me to be able to help and serve even in such small ways! But through the message preached at the church camp, I was convinced that God could use me in any way He wanted as long as I was willing to be used by Him. When the speaker asked us to make a commitment, I quickly went forward and dedicated my life to God.
Many of us may know the story of Nick Vujicic, who was born without legs and arms. Despite his limitations, he was willing to be used by God. He started an organisation called Life without Limbs which has already reached millions for Christ. The organisation aims to preach the gospel to one billion by 2028. Because of his willingness, he was able to testify of the Lord’s goodness in his life. He believed that God had a purpose for his life.
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Despite his physical limitations, Nick was willing to surrender his life completely to God – to be totally used by Him. Are we willing to do the same for our God?