Take a good look, friends, at who you were when you got called into this life. I don’t see many of “the brightest and the best” among you, not many influential, not many from high-society families. Isn’t it obvious that God deliberately chose men and women that the culture overlooks and exploits and abuses, chose these “nobodies” to expose the hollow pretensions of the “somebodies”? That makes it quite clear that none of you can get by with blowing your own horn before God. Everything that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ. That’s why we have the saying, “If you’re going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God” (1 Cor. 1:26-31; The Message).
No matter where we have come from or what we have done, God has chosen us to do great things for Him. God leans towards the broken, battered, and rejected. He’s drawn towards hearts that become tender when bad things happen. It’s those events that turn us to Him. He then shows the world what He will do with the broken and discarded. He uses those whose hearts are right. But this only comes as we worship and bow down before Him. As we humble ourselves and act like David, we really begin to win the battle against our giants in this life.
Read Judges 6—the story of Gideon. What was his view of his life? His skills? His family?
Spend some time with God in prayer regarding who you view yourself in light of 1 Cor. 1:26-31. Thank Him for choosing you and giving you unique gifts, different than those all around you.