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God Loves The Underdog

Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. 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. As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God. (1 Corinthians 1:26-29)

I just love these verses. They bless my heart greatly because it just confirms what I have already learned, what I have already experienced in my own life; our God loves the under dog. He not only roots for them, He empowers them and uses them in this world for His divine purpose. He loves using people who the world considers foolish; the ex-convict, the ex-drug addict, murders, ex-drug dealers, ex-prostitutes, the poor, the uneducated, the people who the world count as worthless. These are the ones he considers His treasures. These are the ones who become His trophies of grace and vessels of honor. These are the ones that He puts in great positions in His spiritual army and who become true ambassadors of Christ.  (2 Corinthians 5:20, 2 Timothy 2:21)

By His grace and mercy He takes these ordinary people who others don’t believe in, who others despise and talk about, and He reveals His grace to them. Once humbled by His love, mercy, and forgiveness He empowers them to do great things in this world. They are not limited by their background, lack of education, lack of resources, or lack of influence because God’s favor and grace are on them. He makes a way for them when there seems to be no way. He gives them favor with others and opens doors of opportunity that no man can close. He blesses them so that they can be a blessing to those around them. The fruit of their giving of their time and resources reaches far beyond their family, friends, church and community; it reaches the world through the lives that they affect. God’s anointing is on the under dog and He expands their territory greatly. I love it!! (1 Corinthians 15:10, Leviticus 26:9, James 4:10, Isaiah 43:19, Revelations 3:8, 1 Chronicles 4:10)

I want to encourage anyone reading this right now who feels inadequate or insufficient, like you can’t be used of God because of your past mistakes, because of your lack of resources, because you feel like no one believes in you, or because you don’t believe in yourself. Please realize that Almighty God of heaven and earth DOES have a divine plan and purpose for you. Not only does He have a plan, but He has equipped you by His Spirit with every spiritual gift needed to fulfill your calling in this earth. You are gifted. Knowing this, get yourself in the Word  of God like never before and allow Him to renew your mind and prepare you for every good work that He has planned for you ( Jeremiah 29:11-13, 1 Corinthians 1:7, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Philippians 2:13,Joshua 1:8-9)

Don’t meditate on your past mistakes and on who you were before. Don’t make excuses of why God can’t use you because the truth is He can use you regardless of your past. There are many people in the bible that made terrible mistakes, but God used them in-spite of their mistakes and circumstances. Here are just some:

  • Joseph was despised by his brothers who sold him into slavery. He was accused of attempted rape and thrown into jail, but through all of his trials he was given favor and eventually He was raised to second in authority, ruling over Egypt. (Genesis chapters 37-50)
  • Moses was a murder with a stutter. God used him to deliver God’s people from their slavery in Egypt. (Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers)
  • King David was a murder and adulterer and he is the only man in the whole bible that God said was a man after his own heart. He wrote much of the psalms in the bible. God used him to  establish Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. (Books of Samuel & Chronicles)
  • He used the apostle Paul to write a considerable portion of the New Testament, this is the same Paul who was known as Saul who used to kill Christians and who persecuted the name of Christ. (Acts)
  • He used ordinary fishermen like Peter and even tax collectors like Matthew to spread the Gospel all around the world. (Matthew & Acts, 1 Peter & 2 Peter)

All these people were ordinary people like you and I. Each of them had their own past and made their own mistakes, but they put their trust in God. They surrendered their lives to God Almighty and trusted Him to work in and through their lives and He did.

He will do the same for you and I. He will use us and empower us to fulfill the dreams and visions that He has put on our hearts. His grace will cover our mistakes and shortcomings. His mercy and compassion will be given to us fresh every morning so that we can walk by His Spirit. (Philippians 2:13, Lamentations 3:22-23)

Don’t talk yourself out of believing in the dreams that He has put in your heart. Don’t lose heart if the vision that he gave you takes longer than you expected, wait on it patiently. Trust Him and keep moving forward each day, one day at a time, towards your destiny. His Word will not return void in your life, it will fulfill its purpose. (Habakkuk 2:3, Isaiah 55:11)

The world and those lacking vision will not believe in you, some will even come against you with their negative words and hateration; but no weapon formed against you will succeed. (Isaiah 54:17)

I leave you with these words from Paul:

“If God be for us, who can ever be against us?” (Romans 8:31)

Hooray for the under dog!!!

 

4 thoughts on “God Loves The Underdog

    • Your welcome :) You are so right we do need to hear words like these, especially when we feel inadequate or unequipped. This has been on my heart for awhile now. Thanks for your comment.

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