How To Let God Use You
Christianity isn't just an escape route from Hell. It is a means through which the Lord recruits labourers into His vineyard.
Matthew 20:1-4 NIV "For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard. About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. He told them, 'You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.'"
Every genuine Christian is by default, a co-labourer with Jesus Christ in His vineyard.
Before His ascension, our Lord Jesus gave us the command to continue from where He stopped in His earthly ministry. He made this clear in His pronouncement on the Great Commission:
Matthew 28:18-20 KJV And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
God does not save people so they can go to sleep, awaiting the rapture or His second coming.
The Great Commission is an assignment (and a command) that is on every Christian. If someone led us to Christ, we should lead another to Christ. That is how the kingdom of God is built.
Ephesians 4:7 KJV But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
Understand that you were saved to serve. In whatever capacity and grace given to each and everyone of us, we must serve. In the uniqueness of our individual callings and ministries, God wants to use us.
It should be the desire of every true Christian to be used of God.
What Does It Mean To Let God Use You?
Matthew 5:14-16 KJV Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.  Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
The sons and daughters of God are the lights of this present world. We were once dead in sin and lived in darkness (Ephesians 2:1-5). But God in His infinite mercy, reached out and pulled us out of darkness into light. We automatically became carriers of the light of God. And that light, we cannot hide.
Since we now exist in the bright side of life (as citizens in the Kingdom of God)—reflecting the very glory of God, we should let the light of God (which is in us) shine forth brightly and show others the way to God. That is the essence of being used of God.
Letting Go And Letting God Take Control
In order to be used of God effectively and efficiently, we must submit completely to Him. Total submission is a prerequisite for being used of God to the fullest.
Read Also: How To Yield To The Holy Spirit
By yielding to the indwelling Spirit of God in us, our Lord Jesus will transform and equip us for His use.
Embrace Your Pruning Process
God prepares and equips us before using us. There is a refining process and there is the Refiner's fire. This is the pruning process necessary to make us ready for the Master's use. We must submit to this process.
John 15:1-2 NIV "I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful".
Available for God's use
- Are we available for God's use?
It is not enough to know many scriptures. It is also not enough to read tons of Christian books and learn much about God. The question is, are we using the knowledge we've garnered to lead others to Christ?
Do we obey the little promptings of the Spirit to tell someone about Jesus? Even a little exhortation can go a long way to bless many souls.
If we desire to be used of God, we must make ourselves available for His use. But if we restrict ourselves from being used of Him, He will not use us.
In What Way Can God Use You?
God uses us via our purpose, spiritual gifts, callings and talents.
Read Also: How To Know God's Purpose For Your Life
Ephesians 4:8 KJV Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
Every Christian is given gifts and talents that are needed to make them effective in their service to God. We are expected to use them for His glory.
It is not enough to be talented Christians. If we are only using those talents to make money and serve the devil, then we are doing ourselves more harm than good. Are we righteously appropriating the talents that God has deposited in us?
Everyone of us can be used of God. So long we are saved, we have what it takes to be useful to God.
You Don't Need A Podium
One serious mistake that many Christian are making, is waiting for someone to give them a podium in the four walls of a church building.
We cannot restrict God to such a setting. If we attempt to do so, it will only be at our detriment.
The internet alone is a powerful platform to propagate the Gospel. Through the internet, any Christian can reach out to a number of souls that many congregations haven't yet ministered to.
Are there still ministers of the Gospel who hate preaching online in this age? They've placed a limit on themselves, not on God. Because God will go on and use others who are willing and ready.
Our social media handles are not just supposed to be there for fun. Use the internet effectively to propagate the gospel.
God desires to use us more than we desire to be used of Him. But He cannot use us if we are not willing.
The Spirit of God does not strive with man. If we yield to Him, He will transform and equip us for God's use. If we don't, He won't force us.
We must be flexible (not rigid and stubborn), if God must use us.
We must render service to God in excellence.
Scriptures On Allowing God To Use You
John 14:12, Matthew 5:14-16, Philippians 2:12-13, Galatians 2:20, 1 John 4:12, Jeremiah 29:11, John 15:1-27, Romans 8:1-39, James 1:27, Matthew 7:7, Romans 5:1-21, Acts 19:1-41, Acts 2:38, 1 Corinthians 3:1-23.
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