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Today, I just wonder…

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Today, I just wonder…


I just wonder… again
I have often heard and read that God uses the ‘insignificant’. That the unlikely character is a perfect candidate to be used by the divine. I have often wondered why. There’s usually the talk that heaven concerns itself with changing ordinary men to become extraordinary.

But wait…

Why not use ‘extraordinary’ men? Why not use ‘made’ men? Men that have worked hard and toiled away to succeed and achieve great things? They laboured to achieve all they are today. So why will God use one group and not the other? Do I have this all wrong? Does He use both?

For example, the bible records that Jesus Christ selected a rather unimpressive group of men as disciples, yet after being filled with the Spirit, they “turned the world upside down.” Could he have added just one Pharisee to be part of the 12 disciples?

God specialises in using people who aren’t naturally qualified to accomplish His tasks. So how do we define ‘qualified’? So what about the qualified? I have heard people say ‘so that they will not take the glory’. They will not claim they succeeded or achieved with their skill or in their power. Really?
Are we saying there’s no place for the one who has followed principles after principles and have succeeded?

Yes we can talk about Moses, Gideon, David and all the Hebrew 11 heroes…

Dr Stanley suggests that God isn’t looking for impressive people; He wants willing ones who will bow the knee in humble submission. In his words – Being weak and ordinary doesn’t make you useless. Rather, it positions you for a demonstration of divine power in your life. He takes insignificant ones and delights in making them great. I agree completely but…

Should I then just not do my best and not accomplish as much as I can? Should I have no ambition and take everyday as it comes? Should I be laid back? Of course I will walk in truth and do all my rounds as a Christian. I will pray, I will read my bible, go to church and be all I can be.
But still my question remains unanswered…

So no one who was already great and had accomplished was used by God? I must have this wrong! Why all the late nights and early mornings then? Why all the strivings and the likes? Should I fold my hands till the heavens pick me and say Kunle you are next on our radar?

Today, I wonder and ponder on these things…

Waiting Here for You by Christy Nockels


Author: Kunle Oyeneye

Full-time Christian, Part-time IT Professional , Amateur footballer...

2 thoughts on “Today, I just wonder…

  1. Wise pondering. Good questions. Let’s be clear; I totally agree with Dr. Stanley. But this is not a question of significant vs insignificant in terms of physical ability, mental maturity or secular achievements. Otherwise we contradict scripture. Why do I say that? Men like Nicodemus, Joseph of Arimetia, Cornelious and even Paul were not poor and insignificant men. They had achieved in life. How about Abraham… Again that’s not the focus.

    Rather it’s about men who inspite of what they have or have not achieved are willing to let go of the ordinary to pursue a purpose greater than life itself.
    God seeks men He can trust with deep things that blows the ordinary mind away.

    Remember, He uses the foolish things of this world to confound the wise. In all, He wants to get glory for Himsel by using the willing and obedient (no matter their season of life)

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