Who Would You Choose?

Genesis 25
Genesis 17
Genesis 50
1 Samuel 16
Proverbs 1

”Two nations are in your womb. Two peoples will be separated from your body. The one people will be stronger than the other people. The elder will serve the younger.”

In Genesis 25 we read about Rebekah enquiring of Yahweh because the twins inside her womb seemed to be struggling with each other.
He answered that they would each become a people group, and that he had already decided that the older, (Esau), would serve the younger, (Jacob). Before they were even born. Before they had done anything, good or bad. He had already decided.

Yahweh also chose Isaac over Ishmael. Before they were even conceived! He already decided that his blessing to Abraham would be passed on through Isaac, the as yet only fantasised about son of his old and barren wife Sarah.

And after this he chose Joseph to save, and lead, his people. Even though he was the second youngest of 12 brothers. Even though he was not the natural choice: the eldest son of the first wife.

In Samuel and Kings we read how Yahweh chose David. Also the youngest, of four brothers. Also not the “natural” choice.

How about you?
If you were picking a team? Who would you choose?
Do you look for natural qualities, like strength, speed, charisma, intelligence?
Or do you ask Yahweh to show you what he sees in people? Do you ask Yahweh to guide your timing and your decision, (as Abraham’s servant did)? Or do you rely on your own wisdom?

And who would pick you?
What do you have to offer? What skills? What abilities?
Or have you not understood?
It’s not about skills and abilities. There is something deeper going on.
Maybe you arrogantly think everyone should pick you?
Maybe you struggle because you feel like nobody would pick you?

Yahweh has picked you. Deliberately. Not just because you were the last person left.
What does he want you to do on his team?
Perhaps you had better ask him.
This article talks about your role on the team and how important it is.

Would you have chosen you?
Were you wrong?

You have been chosen, not because of what you have or haven’t done, but because of who you are. Because Yahweh knows everything about you and it is his purpose for you.

Live like you are a chosen one. (Because you are).

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