One Of Those

I used to get so tired of hearing testimonies of people on drugs, etc. and the horrendous lives they lived prior to coming to Christ. I would think, “Isn’t there anyone who didn’t have to go through the gutter of life before coming to know the Lord?”
Well, I’m one of those testimonies, gutter people now! I’m always sharing where I was and how God brought me out! I love to tell how it was ALL Him and none of me! Yes, I’m that person I used to despise!
We’re ALL born broken, in sin and separated from God. God is not looking for perfect soldiers, perfect in Basic Training only because they’ve  never been to war. I like the way Joyce Meyer says it in her book Healing The Soul Of A Woman: “God wants soldiers in his army, who have allowed him to heal their wounded souls. No matter who has rejected you in the past, I can assure you that Jesus will not reject you. If you have ever felt that God could never use you, because of your past… God deliberately chooses those who have been wounded, to work in his kingdom army. He works through their wounds and weaknesses, and people see His power. When people in the world think they are strong, and have all the qualifications they need, but they are not leaning and relying on God, He often has to pass them over and instead choose someone else who is less qualified from a worldly perspective, but is entirely dependent on Him and all areas of their life.”
…not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.  1 Cor 1:26
That’s me! Broken, pathetic, weak, not understanding, but NOW Christ shines through by HIS power. It’s not so bad being “one of those” after all!

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