How do you think of yourself?
Are you just a salesclerk? Just a teacher? Just a son … a daughter?
Maybe just an influencer or a social media blogger … or the owner of a bakery … bike shop … river rafting float company.
What you are is what you are, right?
Let’s let Amos in the Bible speak to us about that.
Amos was just a shepherd, just a small businessman. He wasn’t a prophet, the son of a priest, or a priest. In the religious world, Amos was a nobody.
Yet, his words are recorded in the Bible for all posterity to read. Amos saw beneath Israel’s prosperity and power and pointed out her idolatry, pagan worship, and corruption. No one wanted to hear Amos’ message.
Even so, Amos continued to be a voice for change as he spoke God’s emphatic message that judgment was near. He also revealed God’s eventual restoration for his people.
Amos 9:14 says:
“I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit.”
Amos’ experience tells us that no one is ordinary when they allow themselves to be used of God. God can use us to bring about change when we allow him to work through us for good.
Let’s be an Amos. Let’s speak God’s truth, even when no one wants to hear the message. God will use us to bring restoration to those who need it most.
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