Becoming a disciple: Trusting God to use us no matter how insignificant we feel

Scripture – Mark 4:31-32

It [The Kingdom of God] is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. 32 Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.”

Observation

Small. Insignificant. Given up on. No expectations. A mustard seed.

Many of us can relate to this; we feel like we have so far to go and we cannot imagine being useful let alone used in the Kingdom of God. Jesus is talking to a group of fishermen, builders, farmers, the unemployed, the uneducated, those with little to no hope of being or doing anything significant. He turns their perspective upside down. The most insignificant of us, if planted in the right soil and allowed to grow, can have immeasurable impact.

Application

Why do we put ourselves down? Why do we have so little faith in the power of God?

Let each of choose today to put our faith in the one who has all power. No matter how insignificant, unprepared, uneducated, unwise, unworthy, unaccepted we may feel in the natural, let us accept the words of Jesus and truly believe in our hearts that God has the power to use whatever of ourselves we are faithful to plant into his soil for the expansion of his kingdom.

We may not feel like it, but that doesn’t negate the truth that God sees in us. Let’s have faith to believe in him today.

Prayer

Jesus, you are so faithful to encourage me. Even when I am unfaithful to encourage myself and others. Thank you. I am a mustard seed and today I ask that you would feed me with everything I need to be fruitful in your kingdom. I am blessed to be counted among your children today. May your kingdom come and your will be done. In your mighty name, amen.

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