You are not insignificant….you’re called
by Nahomie Acelin
We live in a society where status is important; what we drive, what clothes we wear, the house we live in, even what church we attend. Our culture has given us a definition of what success, attainment, freedom, independence, liberty, significance, and meaningfulness is.
We’re bombarded every day with ads and commercials about what success should look like. Many of us, if we compare our lives to the standards of the world or our culture, wouldn’t measure up as we were raised under different circumstances and in environments that were not ordinary to our society. What is success? What is wise? What is the Truth?
When we look at the scriptures and the Bible, it’s easy to identify that the standards of the world are totally different than God’s standards. God does not look at or choose us according to what possessions we have or by where we come from. God chooses us by his love and by his grace.
In the Old Testament, the prophet Samuel was ordered by the Lord to anoint a new king in Israel and He gave Samuel special instructions about what to do concerning this anointing. When Samuel arrived at the house of Jesse, Jesse presented his 7 sons. But the Lord did not choose any of them. So Samuel asked Jesse if he had another son and Jesse answered yes, he had another son, David, in the back tending to the sheep. Jesse hadn’t bothered presenting him before Samuel because in the eyes of Jesse, David was insignificant. Why would God even consider him, he was the least his sons. But, in verse 7, the Lord instructed to Samuel not to look at the outward appearance but at the Heart.
It’s such an encouragement to know that the Lord doesn’t choose us according to our appearance but according to our hearts!
There are so many people in the Bible that God chose for His purpose in spite of their background, stature, color and mistakes. For God does not see man the way we see each other. The Lord is a better judge than we are on what instruments and measures will best serve the purpose of his Glory. We are not called by accident. He sees something in us that is worth His time and love. He knew us from the foundation of the world and He has called us for such a time as this. (Esther 4:14) It’s time to look forward, for we are not insignificant in Gods eye, we’re actually the apple of it. He has created us for a purpose. We are not what the world says about us. We are fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14)
God Bless you.
Nahomie Acelin lives in Montreal, Quebec and is a Vlogger,
Certified Coach Practitioner,Podcaster, Speaker and
the Regional Rep for WIMM Canada – Quebec/Northeastern Ontario.