Jesus was average looking!
Think about Jesus for a moment. Most images of today make him very attractive and good looking. But I would recommend that Jesus was average looking! “Todd, how dare you say that?” I didn’t.
Listen to Isaiah 53:2: “There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him.” Did you hear that? Nothing beautiful! That’s crazy! But God is not dependent on personal appearance he depends only on personal character and integrity!!!
You may feel like there is nothing attractive about your everyday, ordinary life … but God is looking at your potential!
What about reputation? Jesus was known as a “friend of sinners.”
Matthew 11:19: “The Son of Man,on the other hand, feasts and drinks, and you say, ‘He’s a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners!’ But wisdom is shown to be right by its results.”
Jesus had a reputation of an overeater and alcoholic! But God always looks beyond your reputation to unveil your character!
You may have a bad past littered with so many different sins, problems and hang-ups – but your influence does not depend on that – it depends on Jesus and him alone!!!
The truth is God uses everyday, ordinary people who believe in the extraordinary God that we serve. Jesus looked ordinary on the outside, but on the inside who was filled with the power to change the world. Jesus had an externally smeared reputation, but internally his integrity was perfect!
Feeling average today? Let God use you!
Is your reputation flawed? Let God use you!
“Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful.” (I Cor 1:27).