Date: September 13, 2011
Verse: 1 Samuel 16:7
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” ~ 1 Samuel 16:7
Have you ever really sat and looked at all the different kinds of people there are in this world? God has made all kinds of them; from fat, skinny, short to tall. There are people who are have long hair, short hair, brown hair, gray hair, blue hair and even no hair.
The other morning, I was looking around during service at our church, and just in our small community of gatherers, we have all kinds of people. I heard one of my youth tell me once that people have told her that in order to be an officer in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes that you have to be popular or pretty or cool, so that people will want to join FCA.
How twisted is that? That’s EXACTLY the OPPOSITE of what we should be doing as Christians. God can care less if you are popular, or how many friends of Facebook you have, or if your hair is a certain color or how tall you are. He made you, just the way you are….and not only that, you can be a valuable piece to this puzzle we call “Christianity”, by just being you.
If being the most popular person is going to win someone over to Christ, then that was all based of emotion or status, not desire to want a REAL relationship with Jesus Christ. Bottom line, God can use you in His Kingdom, just the way you are.
It takes all kinds of different people to make this thing work