Who wants to be “Used by the Lord?”

2 Timothy 2:20-21 says’ In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use.Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.

th666CTAW1I think we all want to be used by God don’t we? We sing songs that has lyrics “If you can use anything, Lord you can use me.” Yes, that’s one song. We say prayers asking the Lord to use us. But I have to ask because I asked myself this question before. Why do we bother to ask the Lord to use us; when the moment He does we immediately start to complain. We don’t like how things are going, the people aren’t listening to us, the process is too long? I mean the list of reasons goes on and on. But remember you asked the Lord to use you. What was the real reason behind us asking God? Are we just saying it because it sounds good? Or did you think that the task would be smooth sailing?

I’ve learned over the years that anytime I ask God to use me, He checks my motives, for if my motives are correct my heart won’t be correct. God is wanting to use each of us for a greater work but He will say no to us if we are just going to murmur and not be steadfast in the task.  Being used by God is not a fly by your seat event. It’s a process of one riding themselves of the latter so that they can become that instrument that when God needs someone to do something, He can say I will use my child (put your name here) because he or she is prepared and ready and I can count on them just like He knew that Job was an upright man who shunned evil.

Do you still want to be used by GOD? Will you allow the Holy Spirit to cleanse your latter? If you aren’t ready then don’t ask Him until you are ready. Being used by God is serious business don’t play with God!


2 thoughts on “Who wants to be “Used by the Lord?”

  1. It’s such a blessing when we can get out of our own ways and just present ourselves as we are before God. We shouldn’t pretend to be thankful for God if we really aren’t. We shouldn’t fake a good attitude before God as if He doesn’t see our hearts. You’re absolutely right. When we declare “God use me!”, we should check ourselves first to see if we are being fake – as if we could deceive God! Of course, God knows the truth and loves us anyway, but it truly is a blessing to come before God honestly, even if it means talking to Him about being depressed, anxious, faithless, sinful, etc.

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