But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. – 1 Corinthians 1:27
There are many Christians, also people who regularly attend church, who say to themselves: ‘I am weak. I cannot do it. I cannot serve God as I should. Every time I fall back into my old habits.’
If you are such person, I have good news for you. God loves you despite your shortcomings. You are not the only one struggling with bad habits.
In the Bible, God’s Word, I read about great men of God who struggled with the same problem. There were also times of failure and defeat in their lives. Do you see Moses, the great man of God, as a failure? No! And yet there were times in his life when he failed and suffered defeat.
Moses’ career began with a murder; he had to flee, and he stayed for 40 years in the desert to escape his sentence. When God finally calls him to deliver His people, Moses says: ‘I have never been eloquent… I am slow of speech and tongue’ (Exodus 4:10). But God tells him: ‘I will help you speak and will teach you what to say’ (Exodus 4:12).
An instrument in His hand
God used Moses despite his weakness. God also wants to use you and me even though we are weak. He wants to use you as an instrument in His hand.
‘You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit — fruit that will last — and so that whatever you ask in My name the Father will give you.’ (John 15:16).