First, as a Christian, do you desire to be used of the Lord? The Devil cannot make you sin, and God will not make you serve. God uses those who want to be used. God does not call everyone to preach, but God can use everyone. Everyone includes you!
WHO God Uses. “But now hath God set (placed) the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased Him” (1 Cor.12:18). At salvation, God places you in the body (ministry) “as it hath pleased Him,” not you! A puzzle piece will only fit into the right place. A servant does not have the right to pick his position or place, but he does have the free-will power of choice. So if you desire and decide God can use you, you, and even YOU! Be aware that God can do extraordinary things with ordinary people.
WHAT God Uses! “If there first be a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath (can do), and not according to that he hath not (cannot do)” (2 Cor. 8:12). God uses what you hath. Each person is different (1 Cor. 12:11). Some can sing – some cannot. God can use what you hath! What do you hath? Use it!
WHERE God Uses You! “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart (not head); and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Prov. 3:5-6). As you go in the will of God, you will know the ways of God. He directs your steps and your stops. Stop going – Stop knowing! Follow His paths.
WHEN God Uses You! “I beseech you…that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice… And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed …that ye may prove …that good …acceptable …perfect, will of God” (Rom. 12:1-2). After salvation you need to present yourself to be used of God. God wants YOU more than anything you have. The world conforms us but the Word transforms us. Let the Scriptures and the Spirit transform you into a servant for the Master’s use (2 Tim. 2:21). Salvation is a one-time permanent act of God (John 10:28), but sanctification is a life-time process (Rom. 8:29). Note: God is still working on me and the paint is still wet!
WHY God Uses You! “But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned…” (2 Tim. 3:14). The Lord’s first words to His disciples were, “Come, follow me, and I will make you.” “Come” is your “choice.” Following involves Forsaking. As you follow and obey He makes you. The key word is obey!
Paul’s first words were, “Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?” (Acts 9:6). Paul faithfully followed and finished his God-given course (2 Tim. 4:7). Greatness is not determined by what starts you, but what stops you. There are no well-dones for undones! So, if you desire to be used of God, as Paul say, “Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?” Then as Paul, faithfully finish your God-given course until you hear “Well-Done!” This is the person God uses!