Part 1 of this series –> (3 Myths Christians Believe—Part 1)
Part 2: God Can’t/Won’t Use Me—I’m Too Flawed
I’m convinced that this is one of the biggest lies/myths Christians believe. And there’s even a touch of pride in believing it—like we’re being all modest and noble: I’m just not qualified. Someone else will do a better job. My past is kind of, um, a mess.
Satan, the father of lies, loves to remind us of our weaknesses. When he does, we need to remind him of what Jesus has done for us on the Cross.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).
There seems to be a fatal flaw in church women today—we who faithfully own a bit of real estate in the pew each Sunday morning.
We put on a smile and act like a Mary—when we feel like a Rahab.
I mean, everyone knows that “Marys” are holy and pure and have it all together. “Rahabs” are well, women of ill repute. They make mistakes. They are flawed and faithless.
How could I even hint we might feel like a Rahab?
Because, like Rahab, we are sinners in need of a Savior. And because I’ve been there, and maybe you have too. Underneath the Sunday morning mask, we’ve felt unworthy, unfit, and undeserving.
And we’ve kept our hearts and lives closed off from God’s purposes for fear of being found out.
Check out Hebrews 11—the faith chapter or the Faith Hall of Fame. Out of all the faithful greats, two women are mentioned: Sarah (Abraham’s wife) and (wait for it)…Rahab.
By an act of faith, Rahab, the Jericho harlot, welcomed the spies and escaped the destruction that came on those who refused to trust God (Hebrews 11:31).
Also, (are you getting excited?), Rahab is in the family line of Jesus. She was the mom of Boaz. Move a little down the line and you get to King David.
This is amazing. Someone as flawed as Rahab gets an honorable mention in the Hall of Faith and is actually in the family line of the King of Kings. In fact, everyone mentioned in the list of faithful greats was a flawed individual.
But God still used them to accomplish His purposes.
Could our country be suffering today—in part—because Christians are waiting for someone else to step forward?
But who better to reach a hurting world than we who are supposed to be Jesus’ hands and feet?
It is past time for Christians to stand on the foundation of Jesus’ unconditional love and accept the forgiveness and restoration He died to give us.
Our country and our world depend on it.
What “flaws” are we using as excuses to God?
Have a blessed week!
Leigh Ann 🙂