No matter how much I tell you about it, you still sometimes feel unusable by God, right? You feel like you’ve been too bad or gone to far or messed up too many times for God to write a story that includes you as a player, right? Believe me when I say, I’ve been there. I know how you feel. But trust me when I tell you that no matter who you are and no matter what you’ve done and no matter how far you’ve gone, the Lord has accomplished amazing things with folks way worse than you! I was just reading about Jesus’ family tree today and some of the folks that got to be a part of bringing the Messiah into the world were a total mess. Abraham was a liar who cheated on his wife out of unbelief. Jacob was a manipulating con artist who would do anything and use anyone to get his way. Judah had sex with his daughter in law and then lied about it. Rahab was a prostitute. David was an adulterer who ordered the murder of one of his oldest friends and allies. Solomon constructed pagan temples and worshipped idols for his 700 wives. The Scripture says Manasseh was the worst person who ever lived, and even Mary, the mother of our Lord accused Jesus of losing His mind and tried to arrest Him by force. Some of these folks were unbelievably bad. They were ungodly, compromised hypocrites with lives that would be inadmissible evidence in a Sunday School classroom, and yet, Jesus came from their line into this world. He redeemed their story and He’s redeeming yours. There’s no telling what He wants to do with you!