I was praying this morning for a person who has a definite call of God on his life, but who is probably considered one of the “little people” — one who would not be voted as “the most likely to succeed.” As I prayed, I felt that God was giving me encouragement for many of you who are in the same boat:
If you are one of the faithful ones who know what it is to stay close to the heart of God, yet you feel insignificant, I have a word for you:
Look out and get ready, for God is about to use you.
History reveals that time and again, God has chosen the most unlikely people to accomplish His strategic purposes. Seeing that His Word lays this out as His normal mode of operation, this should not overly surprise us, yet it always seems to.
For you see your calling, brethren, that not many who are wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence.
— 1 Corinthians 1:26-29
The Lord is speaking to prepare and position yourself by continuing to align with Him — staying close to Him, ministering to Him by listening to His heart-cry. Believe the things He has spoken over you, no matter how long you have been hearing without seeing the result, and no matter how “small in your own eyes” you may seem. Staying small and keeping Him big is what will propel you into being used for the Lord’s mighty purposes.
Look out! Get ready! He is about to use you.