Have You Ever (not) Been Chosen

As I was driving to church one Sunday morning, for some reason, my minded starting wandering back to childhood memories.

Maybe I should say childhood hurts.

I pictured myself standing with a crowd of other children. Anxiously waiting to be chosen by one of the  captains, as our class was preparing to play a game.

On this particular morning I allowed myself  to consider what may have been going through my thoughts as I stood nervously waiting to be chosen.

Why couldn’t I be the captain?

I hope someone picks me!

Please, don’t let me be the last one standing here?


And if I wasn’t chosen….what thoughts may have crossed my mind.

Why wasn’t I chosen?

Does this person not like me?

Why does this person always get to be captain.


I am sure that you have been in this same situation. Right? 

Not only as a child, but often times has an adult?

As an adult, when I am not chosen I deal with the same hurts. And so often my thoughts about myself are the same.

Why wasn’t I the one chosen…for the perfect job… the promotion?

Why wasn’t I chosen for the solo part in the choir program?

Why want those ladies choose me to be in their circle of friends?

Unfortunately, my ultimate conclusion when I am not chosen is that “I AM NOT GOOD ENOUGH”.

So many times I fail to see that what I may consider “not chosen” as really part of God’s timing and plans for my life.

This morning I have allowed myself to sit quietly and be in God’s word. I would like to share with you what His word says about being “chosen”.

May you be encouraged, as you hear that you and I are “chosen” by the most important ONE, in the most important game.


Deuteronomy 14:2
for you are a people holy to the LORD your God. Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the LORD has chosen you to be his treasured possession.

Colossians 3:12
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

James 2:5
Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?

1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.


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