Sometimes, we may feel that only extraordinary people can truly make a difference. The truth is, no one is born extraordinary and God delights in using ordinary people. In Jesus’ day, fishermen were pretty ordinary folks. When a few of them made the decision to completely commit to Jesus’ leadership, the world was changed. Success in service comes by allowing the power of the Spirit to work through us.
Questions for further thought:
1. How do you see yourself? What inputs do you allow to shape your self-image?
2. Think of one Old Testament and one New Testament “hero.” Skim through the Biblical accounts of their lives. Were they extraordinary by birth, or were they more like you and I? What made them heroes?
Challenge: Take time this week to search the Bible and affirm how God sees you. Searching “Who does God say I am?” is one good way to go. Write down the verses that have a particular impact.
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