Wanted: Ordinary, Simple People

21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. 22 Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 1 Corinthians 1:21-22

You often hear well-meaning Christians say, “Wouldn’t it be great if such and such person got saved? Think of the influence he would have.” Usually it’s in references to an ultra-vile person or sometimes even a celebrity.

These verses seem to negate that notion.

Our experience also debunks this idea.

God uses the ‘lowly,’ the unexciting to change the world.

Look around you. Look at your fellow church-goers. They were probably not notable in the secular world, and upon conversion, thousands came to Christ because of who they were.

No, most of our fellow Believers are normal, everyday people doing everyday things and being led by an extraordinary Creator-God. Nothing about these people are remarkable, and yet, it’s who God chooses to use, day in and day out.

The world will scoff at the church and its inhabitants. They don’t scoff at the food banks, missions, soup kitchens, hospitals, schools, and other help facilities built by ordinary people committed to a just and righteous God every year.

Don’t worry that your testimony isn’t “interesting” enough to fill the pages of a book. God still uses the testimonies and acts of simple people like us.

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