Why Does God Choose Us?
The last command of Jesus was to “Go”. To take His message to the ends of the earth–that all may know the Savior of the World and the One True God. The Great Commission.
When I was living in China as a missionary, I often wondered why God chooses us–sinful, screwed up people–to do His work here on earth. Our team was a mess. The language was nearly impossible. Often, I didn’t feel like didn’t I was accomplishing much of anything. Which led to the question…If God is all-powerful, why do we have to go to uncomfortable places [...the ends of the earth] and experience all kinds of suffering and confusion and language barriers? Why doesn’t He just send angels from the heavens to hand out booklets and be done with it? Why does He even put up with people like me trying?
Why do you choose us, God? You created the heavens, the human body, and raised your Son from the dead–why do you need us to do your work?
My answer came in verse below:
“You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD,
“and my servant whom I have chosen,
so that you may know and believe me
and understand that I am he.” Isaiah 43:10
God wants us to know Him above all else. The goal of missions, serving others, and sharing the Gospel is simply to know Him more. To know in every ounce of our being that He is the One True God and is desperately needed by everyone on the face of the planet.
Makes you stop and think, doesn’t it? Come back tomorrow for What Would You Do If You Knew You Couldn’t Fail?
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