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God uses the things that are not.

A man, after hitting a hole-in-one, shook everyone's hand he could on the course. After all, it had been 20 year of trying. Seeing an old man he waited until the man finished his swing before bragging on the hole-in-one. Just then he noticed that the man's club was nothing more then a rock, strapped on the end of a crooked stick. The old-timer wound-up and struck the ball with a mighty force, and the ball flew toward the green. Higher and higher. Then it plopped in the hole without even a bounce. This hole was twice as long as the boastful golfer's hole-in-one. Awestruck, the man could not speak, and the old man turned to him and said, "That makes it 18 in a row."

Now who is the better golfer?

1 Corinthians 1:28
He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things -- and the things that are not -- to nullify the things that are,

Do you see that God golfs with a rock, strapped on the end of a crooked stick? What glory is found in hitting the ball with a perfect driver? God chooses the flawed, ruined, broken, weak, and ill to magnify His ability.

I hope you see your value to the kingdom is found in your availability; not your ability.

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Comment from: pam [Visitor] ·
In God's eyes, there are no lessers or morers?;0) as God is not a respector of persons. We human beings are though and I think we often miss out on knowing some very saintly people because they don't come from the right background, or they have a less than perfect family, or they have no worldly success. We need to look at others through God's eyes more often.
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