The grace of God amazes me!
You are familiar with Moses, right? The great law-giver? Well, before Moses got the Ten Commandments from God, Moses killed an Egyptian. Yep, you read that right; Moses killed a man.
After killing the Egyptian, Moses fled to Midian. He remained there for years until one day, God appeared to Moses in a burning bush. Moses stopped and approached the bush. While Moses was gazing at the bush, God spoke to him and told him He wanted him to lead His people out of Egypt.
Moses argued with God for a while and God finally appointed Aaron, Moses brother, to be Moses’ spokesperson but God would use Moses to before Pharoah and try to convince him to let the Israelites go.
This story amazes me. God used a man who had killed another man. God will use you as well. All of us have made mistakes. All of us have things in our past that we think would disqualify us from service for God. But they don’t.
If God is calling you but you think you have messed up too bad in the past, God will use you. Just as he used Moses, He will use you. And, we need to stop being so hard on people who make mistakes. There are people who served in the Bible who m ay not be able to serve in today’s church. We need to stop judging and start using people whom God has forgiven. Just like He did Moses.