God Likes Unlikely Candidates
For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. I Corinthians 1:26-31 (KJV)
These verses tell us the people God chooses to use. Not many wise men, mighty or noble after the flesh are called. Why? So anything that is accomplished is credited to God and not to them. Only some are called, not many, because some will answer the call, but most will not.
God chooses the foolish things of the world to confound the wise. He uses people who will lean on His wisdom to confound the wisdom of the world. God calls the wisdom of the world foolishness because they depend on themselves or other things rather than God. God chooses weak people to confound the mighty.
God chose a harlot to save Israel. He chose to use a baby to save the world. To the world, and even to part of the church, speaking in tongues is foolishness. However, to God, it is wisdom to help us talk to Him, to worship Him, to walk more perfectly before Him. God values the things that appear foolish and weak to the world.
God chooses lowly, base things, and things which are despised, or not valued. If people look down on you or your abilities, know that you are a prime candidate for God to use you to help bring His plans to pass. He will use you to silence the enemy, to bring him to nothing. God uses “nothings” and makes them “somethings” to do something great for His Kingdom. That ensures that all the glory goes to God, which is where it belongs.