Wednesday, January 25, 2017

DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS

“But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty” (1 Corinthians 1:27).
God still chooses the weak to show forth His strength. Have you ever felt insignificant, frail and useless to God? Have you ever looked at others who seem so strong, so perfect, and thought of yourself as being too sinful, too dull to be used of God? Don’t compare! God is not looking for spiritual giants but, rather, he’s looking for ordinary saints with childlike faith who have lost all confidence in the flesh.
God will confound the strong and wise by anointing as His instruments those who are considered frail and foolish. The Lord will bypass those who lean on the arm of flesh — who trust in their talents, their knowledge, their background, their family reputation. He will raise up the brokenhearted, the weak, and the weary. He will pour on them a spirit of praise and a baptism of love. He will show them His greatness, His faithfulness, His covenants, and they will become strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
Do you feel a drawing to a renewed faith and trust in God? If so, be thankful! That is the call of Jesus Christ the Lord. Look at some of God’s great and precious promises to us:
“Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men! Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues” (Psalm 31:19-20).
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God” (1 Corinthians 2:9-10).