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In 1 Corinthians 1:26-27, the apostle Paul makes it clear that often the Lord doesn't choose the best of the best.
For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong.
Throughout Scripture the Lord often uses unlikely men and women to accomplish great things in His name-including many who didn't initially seem up to the task. Moses was a stuttering orphan who led Israel out of captivity. Peter was an impulsive fisherman who helped establish the foundation of the church. It's never an accident. God's glory ismagnifiedin the inadequacies of His servants.
Not everyone is as talented as David or as dynamic as Paul. But our weaknesses aren't hindrances to God's purpose or plan-they're opportunities for us to depend solely on Him, and for Him to display His power and perfection through us.
In his new book,Twelve Unlikely Heroes, John MacArthur examines twelve men and women who, in spite of their shortcomings and inadequacies, played important, pivotal roles in God's redemptive plan. All of them were unimpressive, forgettable, or ill equipped in their own ways, but the Lord accomplished mighty things in them and through them just the same.
Twelve Unlikely Heroesis not a book about how the Lordwilluse you. It's a book about how He has used peoplelike youin the past-people with the same flaws and weaknesses-to accomplish His perfect plan. And it's yours free, just for asking...