Once upon a mountaintop, three little trees stood and dreamed of what they wanted to become when they grew up.
The first little tree looked up at the stars and said: “I want to hold treasure. I want to be covered with gold and filled with precious stones. I’ll be the most beautiful treasure chest in the world!”
The second little tree looked out at the small stream trickling by on its way to the ocean. “I want to travel mighty waters and carry powerful kings. I’ll be the strongest ship in the world!”
If you sometimes feel like nothing, cheer up! God can use you. Little is much if God is in it. In fact, God doesn’t have to have anything to begin with. He made the world out of nothing (Hebrews 11:3). Pretty good old world, isn’t it? He hung it on nothing (Job 26:7). Hangs pretty good, doesn’t it? And He can make something out of nothing—even you—if you will let Him.
God doesn’t go very much for greatness after the manner of this world. In fact, He specializes in using people who seem most likely not to succeed; yet by the miraculous power and grace of God they become shining lights to others. God only makes great people out of little people, to show His greatness (1 Corinthians 1:26–29).