God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the Wisdom to know it's me. God can use you to your full potential. Besides you aren't the message, you are the messenger.
The Word says all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God. When calls you there is no excuse that you can give Him that He will settle for.After all, He used all of these people and even though they messed up some times, they went on to do mighty things for the Lord. So can you. Noah was a drunk Abraham was too old Isaac was a daydreamer Jacob was a liar Leah was ugly Joseph was abused Moses has a stuttering problem Samson has long hair and was a womanizer Rahab was a prostitute Jeremiah and Timothy were too young David has an affair and was a murderer Isaiah preached naked Jonah ran from God Peter denied Christ The Disciples fell asleep while praying Zaccheus was too small Paul was too religious Lazarus was dead! Even though these people did these things they were willing to allow God to change them and use them. Many people think they have to straighten out their lives first and then God will use them. This is not true. You come to God just as you are and He will take care of the rest.
You are absolutely right. Because in God's eyes we are all beautiful. i was actually quoting a part of a scripture and these are the words of the person who was giving their views as to what they saw. Thanks for your response.
Indeed I must say though, I do have a soft spot for Judas Isscariot. I know people hate it when I say that. I can't really help it though. I think, poor guy, the most hated man ever and for what? Doing what it was that Jesus asked of him. He was the most obedient, the most loyal, the most loving. I can only image the sorrow he felt.
Mary Magdelena was a prostitute.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.