You Are God's Choice

If God chose people according to their education or qualifications, most of us would probably be left out of his plan. David was a lowly shepherd, and yet God anointed him to be the king over Israel. Esther was an orphan, and God chose her to be queen of the Persian empire. Abraham was too old, but God chose him to be the father of Isaac, the father of the nation of Israel.

The Bible says, “For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence (1 Corinthians 1:26-29 NKJV).

If it was up to other people, we would have never been chosen or anointed, but your calling is not up to other people. God told the prophet, Samuel, that man looks on the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7). The Bible says it’s not by might, not by power, but by my Spirit says the Lord (Zechariah 4:6). Jesus made a powerful statement in John 15:5, “Without me, you can do nothing.”

If we could do what we are called to do without the Holy Spirit, then we would take all the credit and glory. But all the glory belongs to God, so if he has to choose a coward like Gideon, a stutterer like Moses, or the son of a harlot, like Jephthah, he will use the most least likely person to accomplish his purpose.


Jephthah is one of my favorite stories in the Bible. If there was ever a man who had the odds stacked against him, Jephthah was that man. The Bible says, “Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valour, and he was the son of an harlot: and Gilead begat Jephthah” (Judges 11:1 KJV). Gilead had other sons, and when they grew up, they chased Jephthah off their land, saying he would not get any of their father’s inheritance because he was the son of a prostitute. Jephthah didn’t do anything wrong. He couldn’t be blamed for what his parents did. He was innocent, but his brothers rejected him.

But I like God because he has the last word in your situation. It’s not over for you yet. I’m talking to someone on the verge of a breakthrough, on the verge of a supernatural turnaround. You may have been mistreated, talked about, looked down on, and called everything but a child of God, but God isn’t through with you yet.

“Then Jephthah fled from his brethren, and dwelt in the land of Tob: and there were gathered vain men to Jephthah, and went out with him” (Judges 11:3). The word vain in this verse means empty and worthless. These men were the rejects of society, but they believed in Jephthah, not for what they could get from him but because of the anointing and vision God gave him.

Sometimes God has to separate you, so he can bring the right connections in your life. Sometimes he has to send you to a place where the people around don’t know anything about your past, so they cannot hold anything against your future. Trust the process.


“And it came to pass in process of time, that the children of Ammon made war against Israel” (Judges 11:4). When the Ammonites attacked, the elders of Gilead sent for Joab, saying, “Come, and be our captain, that we may fight with the children of Ammon” (Judges 11:6).

These were the same people who scorned and looked down on Jephthah, but now the very one they rejected was the very one they needed. Isn’t it amazing how people can suddenly find you when their backs are against the wall? Now that hard times were touching down, they suddenly began to see Jephthah for who he was, and they humbled themselves and begged for his help.

I’m preaching to somebody who is the tail. God is about to make you the head. It’s not over for you yet. God has a plan and purpose for your life. Don’t let the doubters and negative people count you out. Rise up, man of God. Rise up, woman of God. The haters are about to see your value. They’re about to recognize that God has his hand on your life. God is about to turn your situation around in your favor.

God is on your side, and if God is for you, no one can be against you (Romans 8:31). This battle is not yours. It belongs to the Lord. Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord (Exodus 14:13). The weapon may be formed against you, but it will not prosper (Isaiah 54:17). This is your time. This is your moment.

“So Jephthah passed over unto the children of Ammon to fight against them; and the Lord delivered them into his hands. And he smote them from Aroer, even till thou come to Minnith, even twenty cities, and unto the plain of the vineyards, with a very great slaughter. Thus the children of Ammon were subdued before the children of Israel” (Judges 11:32-33).

God gave Jephthah a mighty victory, and he will do the same for you because he anoints those he calls. You are God’s choice. You are not a mistake. God said in Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” God’s hand is on your life, and he will bring you out more than a conqueror. You’re going to make a comeback!

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Pastors Sean and Aimee Pinder

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