When you feel discouraged, remember that God chose you for His very own purpose, however unlikely a candidate you feel.  By doing so, He has placed before you a wide open door to show you His boundless grace, mercy, and power to change your life.

When God uses any one  of us, though we may all feel inadequate and unworthy, we realize that our source is not in ourselves but in Him alone:  “This is because the foolish thing (that has its source in ) God is wiser than men, and the weak thing (that springs) from God is stronger than men.”  II Corinthians 1:25

Each of us has a destiny, and there is absolutely no excuse not to fulfill it.  We cannot use our weakness as an excuse because God says that His strength is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9).  We cannot use the past as an excuse because God tells us through the apostle Paul that if any person is in Christ, he is a new creature; old things have passed away, and all things have become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Spend some time with yourself and take an inventory of how yourself.  What is your image of yourself?  Do you see yourself re-created in God’s image, resurrected to a brand-new life that is just waiting for you to claim it?

Each of us can succeed at being everything god intends us to be.

…for God selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is foolish to put the wise to shame, and what the world calls weak to put the strong to shame.

 And God also selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is lowborn and insignificant and branded and treated with contempt, even the things that are nothing, that He might depose and bring to nothing the things that are.

So that no mortal man should (have pretense for glorying and ) boast in the presence of God.    I Corinthians 1:27-29

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