I woke up today and I felt small and insignificant. Why?
It happened when I fell into the trap of comparing myself to others.
I doubt that I am the only one that does that. You might also be feeling small, insignificant, and maybe even invisible sometimes. I have felt all of those at one time or another.
But I reminded myself that the Bible thankfully tells me otherwise. I have read how God worked in the lives of insignificant and invisible people in a mighty way. I could easily think of five that God moved from a place of insignificance to a position of great ranking.
David was invisible and God handpicked him while a young shepherd and anointed him to be the king of Israel.
Joseph was invisible while falsely imprisoned – until his appointed time when God promoted him to second in command to Pharoah in Egypt and was used by God to save the people from famine.
Moses was invisible, feeling defeated and finished on the back side of the desert until God burned a Holy bush and called him to let His people go.
Nehemiah was invisible during his captivity as a cup bearer for King Artaxerxes and God enabled him to lead the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem.
Gideon was invisible as he hid—threshing wheat in a wine press when the Angel of the Lord appeared and called him a mighty warrior and God gave him an unconventional victory in battle with only three hundred men
Recalling the accounts of each of these men assured me that God sees us! He sees you! We are not invisible to Him. But if you feel that way today I would suggest you read about David, Joseph, Moses, Nehemiah and Gideon. Let their stories tell you what they told me today. We are not insignificant and we are not invisible.
God sees us and He has amazing plans He wants to work in our lives.
For more of their stories see Scripture passages below:
David: 1 Samuel 16:1-13, Joseph: Psalm 105:16-22, also see Genesis 41:39-41, Moses: Exodus 3:1-10, Nehemiah: 2:4-6, Gideon: Judges 6:11-12
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