Extraordinary Through Ordinary

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.”2 Corinthians 4:7 (NIV)

When I was a kid, many of us would meet up after school to play some basketball. Captains were selected and their job was to pick teams. Each would look over the group of boys who wanted to play, and select the one who they thought was the best of the group. Usually the tallest and the most coordinated would be picked first, then others who didn’t appear to be as athletically inclined.

As you read the Bible, you can see a trend in God as he picks people to be leaders on His team. God tends to pick people that are less than gifted, not so talented, and people whom others are not all that impressed with. Why would God do this?

It’s not that God hates the gifted and talented, only that many who are gifted and talented are also prideful and self sufficient. People who are less gifted and talented depend on God more because they know they can’t do it without Him. This attitude allows God to do extraordinary things through ordinary people.

Whether you are gifted and talented or lacking, learn to trust God and depend on Him to make whatever you do something special and of eternal significance. God is not as interested in your ability as He is your availability and willingness to serve.

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