Flawed Heroes

A few years ago I came across the following list of Bible "heroes." This litany of familiar biblical names is a reminder that God can use even the most flawed among us to bring about His will. If you are having doubts as to whether or not God can use you as a positive force in His Church and Kingdom, remember these heroes of the Bible. Perhaps - despite all your flaws, weaknesses, and mistakes in life - God is calling you, as he called them, to step up and step out.
  • Noah was a drunk and Abraham was too old
  • Isaac was a daydreamer
  • Jacob was a liar and Leah was ugly
  • Joseph, was abused by his brothers
  • Moses had a stuttering problem
  • Gideon was afraid
  • Sampson had long hair and was a womanizer
  • Rahab was a prostitute
  • Jeremiah and Timothy were too young
  • David had an affair and was a murderer
  • Elijah was suicidal Isaiah preached naked
  • Jonah ran from God
  • Naomi was a widow
  • Job went bankrupt
  • John the Baptist ate bugs
  • Peter denied Christ
  • The Disciples fell asleep while praying
  • Martha worried about everything
  • The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once
  • Zaccheus was too small
  • Paul was too religious
  • Timothy had an ulcer
  • AND Lazarus was dead!