Can God Really Use You?
Updated: Nov 22, 2021
By Elder Derrick Phelps
Christian Education Superintendent
The views and opinions expressed in this article may not reflect the views and opinions of Emmanuel Grace Apostolic Church nor any of its affiliates.
It is to be wonderfully noted that during these times, many have begun to sense a spiritual awareness like none other. However, it is also to be noted that this sense of spiritual awareness is far lacking the awareness that was once held during the pre-covid period. But just because our spiritual sensors have been awakened, it does not always equate to the Biblical principles that God is using you. It has become common among all types of faith and religions that they will someday make it to heaven regardless of lifestyle and beliefs. One must or should ask this question to themselves: “can God or is God really using me?"
In an article written on www.first15.org, the author writes, that in order to be used by God, there must be a response directly shared with us and God through the Word of God. Many have proclaimed salvation without any direct response to God’s Word. The gospel according to St. John 1:12 reads, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (KJV). The principal behind being used by God is that you must receive power in order to be properly used. This statement is made to reinforce the belief that my belief is not enough, and God must equip us with the ability to be used. The Apostle Paul reinforces and supports St. John’s writing in Ephesians 2:10 by saying, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (KJV).
Let me also make this statement to the many who claim salvation without having a source to make the claim from. Works alone will not qualify any of us, no matter what your belief is. But that’s another article to be viewed later.
Being used by God requires some dramatic things to take place. Many of us are already doing a great work with social media and other avenues of bringing spiritual awareness to a world that operates through a fallen nature. But there is more!
Here’s what St. Timothy wrote in 2 Timothy 19-21. “Nevertheless, the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are His, And let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and of earth: and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work” (KJV).
You may be doing some great things of value now, but real value is obtained to your great things when you bring honor through sanctification and purging. To be used by God will require knowing your value to this world. You must go beyond minimal or marginal values and believe that’s enough.
Find a Bible based place of worship and discover that there is more we all can do to claim salvation.
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Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article may not reflect the views and opinions of Emmanuel Grace Apostolic Church nor any of its affiliates.