“…The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
1 Samuel 16:7
The books of Samuel tell the story of David; he was the last person anyone thought could defeat the giant Goliath. Yet, because of God’s promise to him, he not only defeated Goliath but became king. Often times we are put down by the way we appear to others. We are so consumed of our appearance in society that we forget that God looks at our heart. It doesn’t matter how short you are, how many arms or legs you have, God can call you to do incredible things. Yesterday, I was watching this show on Animal Planet and a U.S. marine became a triple amputee during the war. This young man had no legs and 1 ½ of an arm yet his outlook on life was so positive. He mentioned that of course he misses his legs but he is thankful for his life because he is able to reach out to so many people to prove to them that just because your lacking in certain areas doesn’t mean your life is over. To continue further, there is this spiritual speaker named Bernadette Todd (Google her) who basically have no movement in her body since the age of 5 except for her finger which she uses to move around in her wheel chair. She goes and minister in many different countries about the goodness of God, not to mention she is blessed with a loving partner who is also her caretaker. People can judge her by her outward appearance but she uses it as a tool to minister to others. God is capable to use those we view as broken in an incredible and life changing way. Even in our shortcomings, continue to live life in Christ because it’s not over until our promises has been fulfilled. When others think so low of you, God saw your value because He sent His only son Jesus to die for you. Do not worry about what others think of you, do not allow giants to stand in your way, by the grace of God stand firm in Christ and let your beautiful light shine because God sees your heart and you are anointed. Be blessed and live in Jesus name. Amen.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13:14)