Uses Useless Things
“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).
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!
God bless you and yours.
On behalf of this generation,
Your friends in the service of Christ,
Tony and Marge Abram
Abundant Life Crusades