11 Habits for God to Use Me in Great Ways

Inside: Want to be used for God’s calling? God picks those who feel ill-equipped in their abilities because when they overcome and step out, God is glorified. .

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Do You Want God to Use You in Unbelievable Ways. Sometimes we just want to be accepted, not because of our knowledge, popularity or beauty, but because someone sees who we truly are. Someone who sees us as usable. God use me.#livingoutfaith #bold #useme #confidence

As I stood in my baby blue gym romper, my foot was tracing the three-point line on the newly waxed gym floor. My classmates were standing beside me as each team called a teammate. I stood up straighter and brushed my bangs out of my eyes. My belly filled with butterflies, but I had a feeling this time, I would be chosen and worthy to be called quickly on the team. My teammates would see me as usable to the success of the team.

A classmate to my side was picked and then another. My foot returned to the three-point line, and I daydreamed about being one of the first to be picked in gym class. Finally, I heard my name called, however, I was the last one selected for the team.

I’d be thrilled if this had been a one-time event, but it happened many times over my years of grade school. The same scenario played out over and over through high school and then in my adult years.

Can you relate? Has someone rejected you?

No One Special

When history repeats itself, we might begin to believe our feelings. Those feelings can, in turn, change our behavior and keep us away from parts of life.

I’m ordinary, so I unusable to this women’s Bible study.

No one wants me; therefore, I won’t date.

I lack any redeeming qualities; I won’t use my abilities to help others.

The definition of worthy is having or showing qualities or abilities that merit recognition in further consideration (Merriam-Webster).

Chosen: selected as the best or most appropriate (Merriam-Webster).

Sometimes we just want to be accepted, not because of our knowledge, popularity or beauty, but because someone sees who we truly are. Someone who sees us as usable.

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God Sees into the Heart

God doesn’t see what the world sees, as He can peek in our hearts and see the abilities we aren’t even aware we possess. He can see our full potential. We are worthy to God not because of what we have done, but what He did on the cross.

God sees you as worthy and chosen, right now, did you know that?

The world may look down at us as just regular, good-for-nothing but God sees our potentials and our abilities to be lights and disciples for Him. God calls us conquerors; blessed,  worthy and chosen by Him.

God deliberately chooses the weak and those who feel ill-equipped in their abilities because when they overcome and step out, God is glorified.

You are usable to God.

God use me.

Un-usable to the World, but Remarkable to God

Mary, the mother of Jesus, was an ordinary girl in a society;  a society where women lacked respect. Mary lacked education, and her family was poor. Nothing about her stood out to man, and her community overlooked a young, poor, uneducated girl.

Esther was an orphan, losing her parents at a young age. She was a beautiful, Jewish woman amidst a foreign King.

However, God selected Esther to become Queen.  She led the Jews because she surrendered to God’s plans, believed and trusted in Him and His promises. Esther risked her life to follow God and she saved the Jewish nation, all while enduring her own pain and disappointment from being parentless.

Ruth lost her husband and was a foreign woman in a Jewish land. God used her in the lineage of His Son, Jesus.

The Bible displays much more examples of others who were ordinary and unqualified. God came to them in the midst of their mundane lives and took them on an adventure to serve Him. Moses was 80 years old, Elisha was plowing a field, and some of the disciples were fishing.

They were usable to God.

God has a Different Evaluation

The world tells us beauty, brains and brawn are what is successful, but God often does the opposite of society.

Do You Want God to Use You in Unbelievable Ways. Sometimes we just want to be accepted, not because of our knowledge, popularity or beauty, but because someone sees who we truly are. Someone who sees us as usable. God use me.#livingoutfaith #bold #useme #confidence
Do You Want God to Use You in Unbelievable Ways. Sometimes we just want to be accepted, not because of our knowledge, popularity or beauty, but because someone sees who we truly are. Someone who sees us as usable. God use me.#livingoutfaith #bold #useme #confidence

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19 thoughts on “11 Habits for God to Use Me in Great Ways

  1. Thanks so much for sharing your heart, Julie! I can so relate. I think, sometimes, God uses us in ways we don’t even see. It all starts when we forget who we are and remember who He is… by keeping our eyes and heart fixed on Him. Then He takes our little and multiplies it in ways only He understands. So grateful I can be used by Him at all. Thanks for the sweet encouragement!

  2. Wow, that sure brought back some memories . . .
    But it’s also fantastic to be reminded that while I speak words of failure over myself, God is speaking words of Truth about His plans for me that are unshakable.
    Thanks, Julie, for sharing this story and how God has redeemed the past for you as well.

    1. Michele- I hope good memories?!? He’s constantly speaking words of love, mercy, and grace over us. Thank you for your kind words!

  3. Unusable to the world but remarkable to God! Recently I was praying let rejection not demoralize my peace in you and this was a perfect read to sink deeper into God’s love for me. Bless you!

  4. “Accept His grace when you don’t measure up or blow it.” – I have been coming to fuller realization that there is nothing I can do to measure up without the grace of God. He has provided my gifts and my opportunities. That has been such a joyful and freeing understanding!

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