I’ve seen more of a trend in the last few years in Christianity – people talk about God usually picking from people who’ve lived in terrible sin. They say things like don’t worry about feeling unqualified to be used by God because He “usually recruits from the pit, not the pedestal.”
Over the past few years, I’ve been greatly discouraged by this on a personal level. I felt like I’d been set aside. I never lived in any way that most people would consider “great sin.” I grew up in church, was a good little Sunday school girl, memorized my verses, went to Awana, went soul winning on Saturdays, all of it.
I mean I remember being taught that if I lived right, (after salvation through faith in Christ alone), I’d equip myself to be more capable of being used by God.