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Being an introvert and a Christian has been a difficult journey! Most Christian I have met so far our extroverts. So sometimes I feel like the odd women out! I often see how extroverts are the ones out in the front lines for the Lord. Sometimes I would wonder, "Where do I fit in?"
I often feel out of place in church because I do not hoot and holler like some people. My praise is different from others. Sometimes I just cry at the awesome things God has done in my life. But has a young child I often felt that my praise was not good enough. I would often asked my mother after church if, "I am really saved", because my praise was not like my bubbly older sister. The comments even though will meaning of the older saints about praising God in a loud voice often left me feeling that God was not really present in my life.
I have felt as if God could not use me because I was what some say as quiet. I am person of few words which to some is not a good thing to be in this Christian journey. People often wondered how can she be an usher and greet people if she does not talk that much. I ushered for years as a preteen up until I went to college but I still did not feel like I was God of enough because I did not smile as much as they wanted me to. Some peoples' comments, criticism, and often interference into my ushering left me feeling that I was not suited for the position.
When I would be ask to deliver a speech or play in a skit some people wondered could she do the job? I would sometimes wonder that to until I started really getting into God's word and meditating on it. I realized that God can use me even though I am an introvert. God often used people the underdogs that no really thought was right for the job!
The Man Who Could not Talk
Moses was not what many today will be see has a good leader. According to Exodus 4:10-11 he was not the best public speaker.
Some Bible scholars believed Moses had a stuttering problem but to me it does not matter what problem he had. What matters the most is that God used him even though he was not the best man for job but the right man for the job. Because of his speaking issue God commissioned Aaron to be his mouthpiece but Moses was still the leader and had the finally say. I also learned that God is the one who made him and he knew all about his problem. God knew that Moses could not really talk for whatever reason but He used him probably because he had that problem. God wanted to show not only Moses but the Israelites as well that He was God and He was the one working through Moses.
The Little Shepherd
David was the smallest and youngest of Jesse's sons. He was also a shepherd which was one of the lowest jobs to have in that time period. He really did not look like or probably smell like the next King! But he is the boy God told Samuel to anoint with oil. We really do not know what Samuel really thought about this but he may have been surprised.
The current king really looked the part Saul was tall and strong but he disobeyed God and his heart started to turn away from God. But David a small boy had a heart after God. That is one of the main reasons God used him. David allowed God to use him.
1 Samuel 16:7For the sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the looks on the heart.
There are so many unlikely heroes and leaders of the Bible that may puzzle many as to why God would use them. Even though the world may not understand you, will you push forward and be used by God? Will you allow God to use you, in spite of your personality, flaws, issues, or limitations? If God is calling you to do something, do it regardless of your limitations or what people may think. Not only would they be amazed but so will you!