Summary: God uses the nobodies, the smallest and the least in this world who are willing to sacrifice their lives in order to promote them.
GOD USES THE NOBODIES TO BECOME SOMEBODY
Let me start with the story of Mother Theresa.
According to her website, she was called the pillar of compassion, a voice for the poor and a modern-day saint.
Mother Teresa was recently declared as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church because of her service for the poor.
Do you know that she started as a missionary teaching geography in a High school in Calcutta?
Then, one day, while recovering from tuberculosis, she received an unmistakable request from the Lord to live and work among the poorest of the poor.
Despite not knowing where or how she would accomplish God's order, she obeyed the call.
Then, with several of her former students at her side, she set out to minister to its people, from making house calls to sick residents to gathering those abandoned and suffering in the streets.
It wasn't long before her efforts of seeking Christ in those that the world had forgotten, that she had finally attracted the world's attention.
People were beginning to listen.
As her mission progressed in an age of material wealth and industrialism, Mother Teresa and her missionaries of Charity would go on to open up the eyes of the world to the importance of living simply, loving gently and the looming threat of spiritual poverty.
Do you also know that in the early years of her ministry in the poverty stricken streets of India, Mother Theresa and her small band of fellow nuns survived on a minimal income and minimal food for many years?
It was a great sacrifice, but they continued slowly and with much patience and perseverance because they knew they were called by God to do just that.
However, after many years, their efforts with the poorest were noted and appreciated by the local community and the Indian politicians.
In 1952, she opened her first home for the dying, which allowed people to die with dignity.
Mother Theresa often spent time with those who were dying.
But over time, the work grew and God worked through her.
Missions were started overseas, and by 2013, there are 700 missions operating in over 130 countries.
The scope of their work also expanded to include orphanages, and hospices for those with terminal illness.
"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." She said, many years later.
You see, God does not take the majority of His workers from the ranks of the wise, the mighty or the noble.
God uses the nobodies, the smallest and the least in this world who are willing to sacrifice in order to promote them.
1 Corinthians 1:26(NIV) 26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth."
God wants us to think of who we were before.
It is said that NOT many of us were wise by human standards.
Not many of us were influential in this world.
Not many of us were of noble birth.
But in spite of our humble beginnings, God still chose us for a great purpose.
God has taken control of us and molded us into His image to make us who we are right now.