Examples of People God Uses

Often we think that God can only use perfect people, but the Scripture is replete with illustrations of the different types of people He can and does use if we are willing surrender our will to His will.

  1. NOAH...got drunk!

  2. ABRAHAM...was too old!

  3. SARAH...laughed in disbelief and scorn!

  4. LOT...was a compromiser!

  5. ISAAC...was a daydreamer!

  6. JACOB...was a liar!

  7. LEAH...was ugly!

  8. JOSEPH...was arrogant, abandoned and abused!

  9. MOSES...committed murder and had a stuttering problem!

  10. GIDEON...was afraid!

  11. SAMSON...had long hair and was a womanizer!

  12. ELIJAH...feared for his life and was suicidal!

  13. DAVID...committed adultery and had a man killed!

  14. RAHAB...was a prostitute!

  15. JONAH...ran from God!

  16. JOB...went bankrupt!

  17. PETER...denied Christ Three Times!

  18. JAMES and JOHN...were prideful wanting choice seats!

  19. APOSTLES...were unbelieving and full of fear!

  20. THOMAS...doubted!

  21. DISCIPLES...fell asleep while praying!

  22. MARTHA...worried and anxious!

  23. SAMARITAN WOMAN...was divorced five times and living in adultery!

  24. ZACCHEUS..was too short and was an embezzler!

  25. PAUL...was a persecutor,  legalistic and chief of sinners!

  26. TIMOTHY...had chronic stomach trouble!

  27. JOHN MARK...got homesick, gave up and abandoned his mission!

  28. LAZARUS...was dead!

So, the next time you think that God can't use you, think again, for all He needs is a repentant and willing vessel.