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Guest Blogger: Christine Caine | God Does Not Always Choose Our First Choice

Christine Caine | Aug 14, 2014

We just love Christine Caine here at the Going Beyond office. Like…LOVE! Christine was one of our guest bloggers in January and we’ve wanted to hear more ever since. So, we have more! She is our guest blogger today and we couldn’t be more grateful!

Have you ever found yourself looking at your resources or your talents and feeling completely ill-equipped for the position you’ve been placed in? Aren’t you thankful that God sees otherwise and knows our potential when we don’t? Christine’s message will hit a home run for many of us. I pray this post will encourage you right where you are today. Hold on tight to these truths the next time you are feeling wrong for the part.

Read, enjoy, and pass on the good news!

1 Samuel 16:16

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his
height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things
people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord
looks at the heart.”

When the Prophet Samuel saw Eliab the eldest son of Jesse he assumed
that He was the one chosen to be the next king of Israel based on his
external appearance. The only problem was that although he looked to
be the best choice he was not God’s first choice. So often we can make
the same mistake. We think if someone is talented or gifted or smart
or eloquent they must be the one whom God has chosen. More often than
not we think everyone is a better choice than we would be.

God has always chosen those that no one else would choose so that His
glory can shine through him or her. God sees possibility when no one
else does. God sees potential where no one else does. God sees
faithfulness when no one else does. God sees loyalty when no one else

God always sees more in us than we see in ourselves. He sees a king
when everyone else sees a shepherd boy. If you feel overlooked or
forgotten by man, know that God sees you. God has chosen and called
you. Will you respond to that call today?

> Reflection

Have you ever felt that God could not use you because of your own
limitations? Make a list of all of the strengths that God has given
you and tell him you are ready to be used by Him.