How many people would never have been drawn to Christ if the woman at the well thought she was unworthy to tell others about Jesus? If she had let her reputation and all the idle gossip make her afraid to stand up as a new woman of faith?
Who would have never trusted in the Gospel if Zacchaeus had been too ashamed about his past to let Jesus join him for lunch?
If Peter had given up after his three denials?
If Paul had obsessed over participating in Stephen’s stoning?
If David had stopped writing Psalms after being confronted with adultery?
If Timothy and Abraham remained convinced that their ages made them unusable?
Some of these saints may be part of your spiritual heritage, your faith “DNA.” They may have led some who led others, who led others, who led others, who led you. Be thankful that they did not let their past and weaknesses prevent them from sharing.
Now, how many people can hear the Good News if you cast your past and weaknesses before the Throne and allow God to work through you?
“I will make you like my signet ring, for I have chosen you,” declares the Lord Almighty. (Hag. 2:23)