God Does Not Call the Equipped, He Equips the Called
Posted by wordforit on November 5, 2007
The Next Time You Feel Like God Did Not Make You For A Grand Purpose, Remember:
Noah got drunk, Genesis 9:20-22.
Abraham was too old, Genesis 17.
Jacob was a liar, Genesis 27:19.
Leah was considered ugly, Genesis 29:17
Joseph was abused, Genesis 37:24-36.
Moses stuttered, Exodus 4:10.
Gideon was afraid, Judges 6:21-23.
Samson had long hair and was a womanizer,
Rahab was a prostitute, Joshua 2:1.
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young,
David had an affair and was a murderer,
Elijah was suicidal, 1King 19.
Isaiah preached naked, Isaiah 20:2-4.
Jonah ran from God, The book of Jonah
Naomi was a widow, Ruth 1:3.
Job went bankrupt, The Book of Job.
Peter denied Christ, Matt.26:69-70.
The Disciples fell asleep while praying, Matthew 26:40.
Martha worried about everything, Luke 10:40.
Mary Magdalene was cleansed of seven demons,
The Samaritan woman at the well had five husbands, John 4:18.
Zaccheus was too small, Luke 19:3.
Paul was too religious, Acts 8:1. (note: I left this in, but am dubious about “too religious”…)
Timothy had an ulcer, 1Timothy 5:23.
Lazarus was dead! John 11.
God desires for you to reach your full potential.
Are you available?
You are not the message. You are the messenger!
His Eye is On the Sparrow… Matthew 10:29
God Bless and Keep you and Yours. Amen.
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Addendum: This was an old e-mail but I looked up scripture before posting and deleted some because it was just WRONG! I am very leery of things that are all over the internet…
The e-mail I received actually starts off that Noah was a drunk—no indication of that whatsoever but scripture does say that he was a husbandman Genesis 9(gardener/farmer) and he kept vineyards, then drank too much one afternoon. Likely the heat is why he was in his tent naked, but there is a whole other story behind him being seen naked by Ham (son) [or] Canaan (grandson)…a curse ensued… ~
1Corinthians 3:9~ we are the husbandry (fields).
Mary Magdalene Luke 8: 2. Also, John 20 (11-18 the discourse w/ Mary [of Magdala] after Jesus’ resurrection). It’s also all over the place that MM was a prostitute but the only thing I am aware of is that she was relieved of seven evil spirits…
Woman being condemned for adultery (“you w/out sin cast the first stone”) ~ John 8: 1-11
Woman was a sinner and washed Jesus’ feet Luke 7: 36-50 “thy faith has saved thee”
Mary, sister of Martha Luke 10:38-39
Woman at the well (Jacob’s Well, incidentally) ~ John 4 She went back and told the others of meeting Jesus (who knew all about her, although they had never met) and He tarried/ ministered there two days (see verses 39&40 of John 4 in which the citizens became believers due to her testimony)…What always grabs me about that story is that He knew she’d had five husbands, was cohabitating with another guy, and still welcomed her to the family! Tells us much, huh?!? Some of us cannot even get past simple mistakes and this woman must have had a complex life…
Luke 10: 25-37 ~The Good Samaritan (different story all together from the woman at the well). The footnote in my Bible shares this: ”The Samaritans were descendant s of colonists whom the Assyrian kings planted in Palestine after the fall of the Northern Kingdom in 722 B.C. They were despised by the Jews because of their mixed Gentile blood and their different worship, which centered on Mt. Gerizim John 4:20-22.” (The Assyrians were the ones running things in Nineveh during Jonah’s time and he despised their cruelty to his people…) Sound familiar?
His Eye is On the Sparrow…Matthew 10:29