Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain... (James 5:17)
It is hard for me not to see biblical characters as bigger than life. Many did do great and mighty exploits. However, for the most part, God used fairly ordinary people to accomplish His work on the earth. Moses had a speech impediment; David was a shepherd, and Peter a fisherman. And Elijah was a man just like you and me. We are told in 1 Corinthians 1:26, “For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.”(1) Christ in any man equates to a mighty man of valor, and Christ in any woman equals a woman of virtue. God can take the sinful nature of man and by adding the nature of Christ make a man after His own heart. He can make a stammering Moses into the meekest of men, a shepherd boy into a man after His own heart and He can take you and me and make us into the apples of His eye.