How does your light shine?
Do you have a candle?
Is it broken?
Did some one take a bite out of it?
I heard a really good sermon from Mike Fisher on Christmas. The gist is that God come to Mary, Gideon and Jeremiah at times when they did not value themselves a lot. God valued them, that is what's important.
Shoot Gideon was hiding from life. Mary thought that she was unworthy. Jeremiah couldn't communicate.
God used all of them, he can use all of us broken candles. He can melt us and reshape us, give us a new wick to burn and light our passions in his will.