If we do not know and respect our past, we are doomed to repeat it.
The faithful have been swept from the land; not one upright person remains. Everyone lies in wait to shed blood; they hunt each other with nets. Both hands are skilled in doing evil; the ruler demands gifts, the judge accepts bribes, the powerful dictate what they desire— they all conspire together. 4 The best of them is like a brier, the most upright worse than a thorn hedge. The day God visits you has come, the day your watchmen sound the alarm. Now is the time of your confusion. Do not trust a neighbor; put no confidence in a friend. Even with the woman who lies in your embrace guard the words of your lips. For a son dishonors his father, a daughter rises up against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law— a man’s enemies are the members of his own household.
But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me. ~~Micah 7:1-7
How will GOD use you today? Are you able to hear His still and small voice? Or do you hear the shouts of your PLANNED LIFE?
GOD often wonderfully surprises us. He regularly uses the unlikely–people and circumstances–to accomplish His purposes. Paul wrote, “But GOD chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; GOD chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. GOD chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things” (I Cor 1:27-28).
GOD can use anyone. If we allow His work to be done in us, we might be surprised at what He can do through US! He desires our willing hearts?