Amos answered Amaziah, “I was neither a prophet nor a prophet’s son, but I was a shepherd, and I also took care of sycamore-fig trees. But the LORD took me from tending the flock and said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’”
(Amos 7:14-15 NIV)
We can all probably relate to Amos because God is always in the business of using ordinary people to do extraordinary things. Paul reminds the Corinthian Christians (and us) of this important truth in his first letter to the Corinthians:
Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. (1 Corinthians 1:26-29)
Don’t underestimate what God can do in your life just because you think that you aren’t “the right” person for the task that He has called you to do. You may just be the person He is looking for.
God chooses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.