“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”
Philippians 4:13 (NLT)
I struggle with pride. Thinking I’m better and smarter and superior to others comes naturally to me. I have to work to stay humble. But I can remember feeling like a “nobody” in Jr. High. My spine pierced with pain one day as I was thrown against a locker by a cocky football player. Feeling like a nobody feels horrible!
But at age nineteen, I met Jesus, and my life radically changed. Suddenly, I had the privilege to, like Casting Crowns' song "Nobody" describes, “tell everybody all about Somebody who saved my soul” and to live “for the world to see nobody but Jesus.” The line in "Nobody," “Why You ever chose me has always been a mystery,” is true of my life. I often have no idea why God chooses to use me despite my pride, despite my shame, and despite my mistakes.We are all trophies of grace.
Can I encourage you today? Don’t just be somebody, but be somebody for Jesus. God made you. He loves you, and He has uniquely gifted you. You were made on purpose for a purpose.
Look at the people Casting Crowns and Matthew West highlight in their song: Moses, David, and the disciples.
These were all people nobody would have picked to do mighty things. You might think, just like these men, I’m nobody special. But friend, you are somebody God loves and wants to use to change the world.
Don’t listen to the devil when he whispers, “Who do you think you are?” You matter! God loves including you in His plans, and He has created you for His glory! Yes, you might feel unqualified, but God promises to equip you with everything you need as you spread the fame of the ultimate Somebody, Jesus.
In today’s verse, Paul reminds us our strength comes from Christ. God takes pleasure in working in and through His children (Philippians 2:13). You can do everything through His power (Colossians 1:29). Let’s be somebody who points others to Jesus today!
Reflect and Respond:
- What are some instances where you feel like a “nobody”?
- What are some ways you can be a “somebody” for God?
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