I am on a mission again today to remind myself of how God views me. I pulled out Connie Witter’s devotional, Because of Jesus, for some inspiration. In week 1, day 4, she writes:
“Throughout the Bible, God looked past the natural circumstances of a person’s life and saw something supernatural in them…
Gideon (Judges 6-7): Even though Gideon’s clan was the weakest in Manasseh and he was the least in his father’s house, when God looked at Gideon, He saw a mighty man of valor who would save the Israelites from the hand of Midian.
Saul (Acts 9): Saul was a persecutor of Christians and he had killed many of them. However, when God looked at Saul, He saw the great Apostle Paul who would share the good news about Jesus to the Gentiles and write a large portion of the New Testament.
…Moses (Exodus (3-4): In the natural, Moses stuttered and was not a good speaker; but when God looked at Moses, He saw a great leader who would deliver His people from Egypt.
None of these men had the natural ability to accomplish what God had declared about them. yet, as each one put his trust in God and believed what God said about him, God did a powerful work in his life and brought His plan to pass.”
Not only do I see, from these examples, that God can use me, a broken woman with no natural abilities, but God can and will use my child with special needs to bring His plan to pass.