It’s sometimes the least likely people that surprise us and do amazing things. In God’s sovereignty, he uses anyone and everyone to fulfill his will and purpose.
In a Huffington Post Article, Erik Kirschbaum explains how Rock ’n’ Roll helped bring down the Berlin Wall. “It all happened 16 months before the Wall fell in July 1988. … Not only did Springsteen have ecstatic East Germans screaming their lungs out while singing ‘Born in the USA,’ he also opened his four-hour long concert defiantly with ‘Badlands,’ a song that East Germans might have felt referred to their country, and he later played ‘Chimes of Freedom’ right after delivering a courageous short speech calling for the wall to be torn down.”
The power of this concert helped East Germans believe that one day their wall might be torn down. Springsteen was one of many musicians who influenced the culture of East Berlin, leading to the breakdown of the wall and, ultimately, of the USSR. The unlikely influence of Western rock music helped change the world.
Is God wanting to use you to fulfill a purpose, but you’ve been afraid you aren’t qualified?