Cara here to share with you today.
I've been reading in the books of Acts and Matthew, and I came across some verses that struck a nerve with me. The first was in Acts Chapter 4 where Peter and John are captured and put in jail by the Sadducees because they were teaching the people and proclaiming Jesus' resurrection...so they are brought before before rulers, elders and teachers of the law, and Peter ends up giving them a sermon about Jesus and true salvation. In Verse 13, it says "when they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus."
Then in Matthew Chapter 10 Verses 2-4 where the 12 disciples are named, I noticed that it doesn't give too many details about these men Jesus called to be with him. It could be that there weren't many impressive details to tell as they were just ordinary men from all walks of life--fishermen, political activists, tax collectors.
From these verses, this was my "take-away" thought: God calls common people and uncommon leaders: rich and poor, educated and uneducated. Today, many people think only certain people are fit to follow Christ or serve him in a significant way, but this wasn't the attitude of the Master himself. God can use anyone, no matter how insignificant he or she appears.
Do you ever feel small, insignificant in God's big world? Remember that God uses ordinary people to do his extraordinary work. Now...what is He asking you to do today?