Flaws and All
The way God made is you is exactly how He needs you. Flaws and all. You win. 💃🏾
I was flipping through my Bible as I prepare to read some scripture after a long hiatus and I flipped to the back section on accident and the word stubbornness stood out to me (okay Holy Spirit). I flipped to the page and read Luke 19: 30 -31. It says "Go to the village ahead of you and as you enter it you will find the donkeys tied there, which no one has ever written. If anyone asks you why are you untying it?' say, 'The Lord needs it.'"
The accompanying devotional talk about what animal we would compare ourselves to. A Lion? Giraffe? Panther? You probably wouldn't compare yourself to the donkey let alone guess it was it was the most common animal mentioned in the Bible. Jesus even rode on the donkey even though he was royalty! Donkeys are low maintenance, very stubborn and known for being associated with poor people.
But Jesus decided to ride in on a donkey making his entry into Jerusalem. If Jesus used s donkey, why can't God use us?
Many people would have assumed that Jesus being the King of Jews, the Son of God, would have ridden in on a horse but Jesus decided to use the donkey because it was perfect for this purpose.
And just like the donkey was made for a reason we are made just the way we are, flaws and all, stubborn qualities,introverted or extroverted, we are made exactly as we are for a reason and is tied to our purpose.
Don't be discouraged if you're not like the others. Don't be discouraged if you're shy. Do not be discouraged if you're a hothead. Know that God is working in us to make us perfect in Him, to be more like him but rest assured, the way Jesus used Jonah on his mission (and Jonah was the definition of stubborn) know that it could be you.
You are needed, your qualities, characteristics, your personalities ... He knows how to bring out of us what is needed to complete the mission. God needs YOU so get ready.