Feeling Like You Are Unusable?
Adapted from a Daily Devotional by Andrew Wommack
“And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity; And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.” —Luke 2:36-37
Let's suppose Anna was fourteen when she got married. At this time, she would have been 105 years old. Yet she was still fasting and praying night and day!
Satan tries to convince us that God can’t or won't use us. He may cite things like age, lack of abilities, or failures we've had. But just like Anna, there are many, many scriptural examples of the Lord using those who would be considered unusable by most worldly standards.
Moses was 80 years of age before he began to fulfill God's plan for his life, and he worked right up until he was 120 years old. Abraham was in his nineties before he had the son that God had promised him.
Gideon was another one who looked unusable.
Gideon was hiding from the Midianites when an angel of God appeared and told him he was a mighty man of valor (Judg. 6:11-12). He couldn't believe it! So he had to have the Lord confirm it three times.
“For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 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 1:26-27
Are you feeling foolish or weak? Then rejoice because just like Anna, Moses, Abraham, and Gideon, you qualify to be used mightily by the Lord!