Daily Devo 19 June
God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.— 1 Corinthians 1:27-29 (NIV)
From the book Trusting God Day by Day – by Joyce Meyer
It amazes me that God chooses weak, foolish, imperfect men and women to work through. Over and over again, He chooses what the secular world would throw away as trash and consider useless. When God is looking for someone to fill a position or to promote, He often passes over those who would be naturally qualified if they’re likely to be proud of themselves and not give Him the credit and glory for their abilities. God works through the humble, but He frustrates and defeats the proud (see 1 Peter 5:5).
God loves to lift up those whom life has pressed down. Know that you are special to God and He has a promotion in mind for you. God is not looking for ability, but availability. Humble yourself under His hand, and at the right time He’ll lift you up. Don’t discount yourself from being used by God because of your natural weaknesses or disadvantages—He always wants to show Himself strong in those who’ll simply trust Him. Daily Devo 19 June
Pride comes before destruction, so always remember to give God the credit for any good things that He does through you. Our gifts, talents, and abilities all come from Him. What do we have that He did not give us? Absolutely nothing! Therefore, all the praise goes to Him. Even though you don’t deserve it and may not be naturally qualified, stay humble, and trust God to work through you for His glory.
Prayer Starter: Father, thank You for wanting to work through me to accomplish great things. Please help me stay humble and trust You to open the right doors at the right time in my life. In Jesus’ Name, amen.