A Nobody and A Nothing

To be a nobody or a nothing – a total zero in your or others’ opinions is an achievement. It means God can use your servitude and enthusiasm. When you devalue yourself or your peers dismiss you and cast you aside, God will pour out comfort.

2 Corinthians 1; 3-4: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”

The soldier who was picked on constantly will save the lives of his persecutors.

The blind lady will devote herself to raising funds for guide dogs to assist others in her position.

The ugly duckling who grows into a swan will win titles for charities.

The chubby teen will lose all the weight and become a personal trainer.

Our inefficiencies, lack, inabilities, downfalls; God can use them to change what needs developing.

I know of a young lady with cerebral palsy, who would not leave her house for two years, depressed and fed up from taunting, join a work force to make a difference to her life and to bless others with her infectious laugh and sweet mild-mannerism.

I know of a seventy-five-year-old lady volunteering actively because she knew her role would make a difference. How many people aged seventy-five-years are still working?

I know of a girl with special needs who works, is well-known and gets out there and tries anything, like the Olympics.

I know of so many elderly, generous, time-giving, advice-providing listeners. I know of so many with handicaps who make so much difference with objectives they’ve achieved despite others’ opinions, labels and taunts.

One of my family members produced two children, even though she was informed that medically it was impossible. God made miracles out of nothing and made it an option.

There would be nurses who have saved others with humble hearts, because they’ve had a difficult life.

I know of a super fit woman who did so much for the community have a stroke and deteriorate. Her husband tried everything to restore her health. I believe her miracle healing is approaching because God wants her nothing to be formed into something, meaning; she can’t do the things she used to and has inabilities, but God can take what she can’t do and make that nothing achievable. One day she is going to laugh again, help again, rise up again.

Jesus Christ went to the cross to say goodbye to our hurts, our inadequacies, our disillusionment and was raised to give us dream, hope and fresh vision, newness and favour. Life won’t go our way, but God will dry those tears and if you read your Bible, God will speak to you and say, “You are not nothing. I have endowed you with splendour and made all things possible with Me, so, come, you who are thirsty and I will shape you as I have formed you in your mother’s womb and redeemed you. You are mine.”

~Annie Short