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The Lord Took Me

Amos 7:14-15, “Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit: And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lord said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.”

Amos was just a shepherd, but he was able to be used of God. That sounds like someone else in the Bible too–David. Amos was a nobody. He was just a herdman, but God wanted to use him. God doesn’t always look for people who are “somebodies.” Many times, God looks for people that are “nobodies.” Amos was just doing what he was supposed to be doing. He was following the flock. God recognized his faithfulness, and God used Amos to prophesy to the people.

Often times, Christians make the excuse that they can’t serve God because they are a nobody. That’s just the person God is looking for. God can take a nobody and turn them into a somebody. Take soul winning for example. It’s been said that soul winning is a nobody telling everybody about Somebody that can save anybody. God can use you regardless or who you are or what you to offer. The greatest ability that one can offer God is one’s availability. I heard that at camp many years ago, and it has stuck with me. Be available to God. It doesn’t matter who you are. God wants to use you.

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