Questionable hire

As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. So Matthew got up and followed him. Matt.9:9

Matthew did not seem to have “potential apostle” written all over him. He had an unsavory reputation and  shady associates. He was accustomed to a well-paying job and the lifestyle that came with it. Jesus didn’t even utilize Matthew’s  one obvious talent by making him treasurer. What God sees in us or makes of us does not always match the  “potential” we see.

Lord, I’m open to whatever…