God Uses What Man Deems Useless

…God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen…to bring to nothing the things that are.

1 Corinthians 1:27–28

There was once an old donkey that decided to go somewhere deserted to spend its last days. It found a suitable place, laid down and died after a few days. God looked down at the donkey and said, “I can’t use this donkey.”

Along came the vultures and foxes, picking off chunks of flesh from the donkey. It was a sorry sight. God looked down at the donkey and said, “I still can’t use this donkey.” Then, the ants and other critters of the wilderness came, and cleared up what the vultures and foxes had left behind. The donkey was now just a skeleton, but God still couldn’t use it.

Days and weeks passed, the burning sun scorching the bones of the donkey till they were totally dry and white. God looked down at what was left of the donkey and said, “Now I can use the donkey!”

Then along came Samson with his seven locks dancing in the wind. The man looked around for a weapon to wield against his enemies, and found…just an old, dried up jawbone of a donkey. And with the seemingly useless and worthless jawbone, he slew a thousand men (Judges 15:11–17).

My friend, God uses what the world deems useless and past its shelf life to accomplish amazing feats.

That’s just His style. So if people have written you off, called you “useless” or treated you as insignificant, get ready! God can and is about to use you to do the impossible. He’ll transform and empower you to do what you and your critics never dreamed possible!

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  • Sharon says:

    This donkey is a picture of how I had always thought about myself in the fact that I felt my Lord would never ever use me and I was useless. But now through GRACE that has BN brought into my life through the preaching ou Pastor Joseph Prince. Thank you so much for preaching messages that open GRACE to all who will see!

  • Ade says:

    His strength is sufficient for our weakness. He wont share his glory with any man. All glory to Lord Jesus. Thank you Father.

  • Steven says:

    I am working on a sermon called “label makers” this is right here with it. We as humans try to be label makers on ourselves and others, but what we need to do is step aside and let the original label maker label us! Amen!

  • curtis mungudit says:

    amen the grace life is amazing, God sees the best in us even when at our worst.

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