“Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.
For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain.”
1 Corinthians 15:8-10a
We are each unworthy to be called into a life of God’s grace, power, and glory. But sometimes we feel it more keenly than others. We see our sin with more clarity, realize to a greater extent our rebellion against God Most High. We recognize our many failures and wonder how God could choose us.
In these moments, it may be tempting to dwell on our weakness instead of on the greatness of our God. If we start to focus on all the ways we haven’t measured up, we could be consumed with doubt and caution, when we should live with confidence and boldness in how the Spirit of the Lord leads us and works within us.
Right now, you may be struggling with thoughts of failure and questions about why God called you to a certain path—one you feel wholly unworthy of. Fix your eyes on who He is. Study the Scriptures, research fellow saints through the ages, and remind yourself that God does not choose those who have it all together to be His witnesses. He chooses the weak, so that His power will be all the more evident in their lives. So that all who know them will recognize that there is something greater that made them what they are. The Spirit of God is pouring the radiance of Christ into these jars of clay to show that all the glory is His.
Let us rejoice in the grace shown to us this day. New mercies poured upon us as we face what lies ahead. The Word of God unfolded for us, giving light to our path. The blood of Christ, shed for us, purchasing us at such a high price, redeeming every piece of our lives for the glory of God the Father and for the joy of all who are kept in His mighty hand.
I am unworthy to be called a child of God and an ambassador for Christ. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and I pray that each day of my life will show that His grace toward me was not in vain.