God Can Use You!

- Phil Sanders

 

 

The next time you feel God can't use you, just remember people He did use:

Noah was a drunk,
Abraham was too old,
Isaac was a daydreamer,
Jacob was a greedy liar,
Leah was ugly,

Joseph was abused,

Moses stuttered and was violent,
Gideon was afraid,

Sampson had long hair and was a womanizer,

Rahab was a prostitute,
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young,
David had an affair and was a murderer,

Elijah was depressed and suicidal,

Isaiah preached naked,
Jonah ran from God,
Naomi was a widow,
Job went bankrupt,

John the Baptist ate bugs,

Peter denied Christ three times,
The disciples fell asleep while praying,

The Samaritan woman had had five husbands and was living with a man,

Zacchaeus was too small,
Paul was too religious,
Timothy had stomach troubles,

and Lazarus was dead!

 

God used them anyway. And He can use you to your full potential. You aren't the message; you are the messenger.

Instead of making excuses like Moses did, have faith in what God can do through you to make a difference in the lives of others.

Paul said, "So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure" (Philippians 2.12,13).

God is more interested in your availability than He is in your ability. Are you willing to let him work in your life and work through you?

Some things you can do:

- Invite a friend to worship soon.

- Send a card or give a call to someone sick or shut-in.

- Encourage a child. Strengthen his faith.

- Give a tract to a friend.

Who knows how much good God can do through you, when you are willing to let go and let God work?

- Phil Sanders

La Voz Eterna, September-October 2007

 

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