Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Feeling Low? Remember This . . . . . .

I have to excuse myself to all the non-Christian bloggers out there. This post might not sit well with you and your beliefs so please skip this one.

I'm Catholic so prayer is part of my daily habits. My favorite prayer is the Serenity Prayer. It goes like this: "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference." In the most trying times, this prayer helps to keep me sane.

Very recently, a dear friend sent me an e-mail which I found very helpful when I am feeling low or feeling worthless. We all go through these moods so I would like to share this with all of you who might be going through a rough spot. Here goes . . . .

The next time you feel GOD can't use you, just remember . . . .
Noah was a drunkard.
Abraham was too old.
Isaac was a daydreamer.
Jacob was a liar.
Leah was ugly.
Joseph was abused.
Moses had a stuttering problem.
Gideon was afraid.
Samson had long hair and was a womanizer.
Rahab was a prostitute.
Jeremiah and Timothy were very young.
David was an adulterer and a murderer.
Elijah was suicidal.
Isaiah preached naked.
Jonah ran from God.
Naomi was a widow.
Job went bankrupt.
John the Baptist ate bugs.
Peter denied Christ three times.
The disciples fell asleep while praying.
Martha was a worrier.
The Samaritan woman was divorced . . . more than once.
Zaccheus was very small.
Paul was too religious.
Timothy had an ulcer. . . AND Lazarus was dead!
So no excuses now. God can use you to your full potential.
Besides, you aren't the message; you are just the messenger!

God is just waiting for you to see your full potential! When you realize that, then He can finally use you for His great purpose.

1 comment:

Amel's Realm said...

OHHHHH this is WONDERFUL. THANKS for sharing, Wifespeak! ;-D

And I also LOVE the Serenity Prayer. I have it on a fridge magnet and it's now displayed there all the time. ;-D