Half of all kids in America have had parents go through a divorce. I was shocked by that! Fifty percent! Besides that, more than a quarter of kids in the U.S. are growing up in homes with single parents.
Like me, maybe you sometimes buy into the mentality that you’ve been somehow ripped off by God. Do you find yourself unconsciously believing that since you are not coming from the perfect situation or haven’t had as many opportunities as others, you will not be able to go as far in accomplishing God’s plan?
Well look at Abraham. He certainly did not look like the type of person who would be called by God. In fact, his family lived in the land of the Chaladeans where they would have worshiped false gods. Abraham, the patriarch of God’s chosen people, came from a background dominated by idolatry!
Now if God can call someone who is walking in the opposite direction, how much more will he use those who are following after him and asking to be used by him? In fact, we as teenagers today are the next generation of God’s workers. As we can clearly see from Genesis and the rest of the Bible, God sometimes picks people from the most obscure places to accomplish his most amazing purposes.
Think of Moses who barely escaped death as an infant, or David, a teenage Shepherd boy. The Apostle Paul was on his way to kill Christians when God called him and later had him write the majority of the New Testament. Even Jesus himself was born into a poor family that was pretty low on the social ladder. God doesn’t just pick the people who come from perfect circumstances to work for him. He takes them from the most unexpected places.
God wants to use you no matter what your circumstances are like. The question is will you come when he calls you?