I’ve been hearing in my spirit this question being asked by so many, “Will God use me?” and I feel I need to respond emphatically, “YES!” What may surprise you is just how He’s going to use you.
Often we have a pre-conceived idea of what that will look like. Having a large ministry, writing a best selling book, working on some remote mission field, these are all wonderful callings, but what if none of the above is what God has in mind for you? Will you still offer Him your all? Will you still go? Will you still do?
I believe the highest calling in the world is the one Jesus gave us in John 15:17; “So this is my parting command: Love one another deeply!” If we don’t have this one down, we will never be able to do any of the others. Perhaps that’s what God is waiting on. Have you learned to love one another?
Everyone needs to be loved, not just a passing pat on the shoulder kind, but a deeply moved by your need kind. When we begin to see others through that filter, perhaps doors of opportunities would open for more. This kind of love is the same love the Father has for us. It is willing to die for us even though we don’t deserve it and didn’t earn it.
Let me ask you a very important question, have you learned to love? Do you love the abuser? The murderer? The husband who cheated? The narcissist? The gossip at work that hurt your feelings? Do you love the boss who passed you over for promotion? Impossible? Not if you’ve learned to love.
Before promotion comes true tests of character. The bible clearly states that God is Love and 1 John 4:8 says that the one who doesn’t love has yet to know God, for God is love. There is no way on Gods green earth that God can use anyone who doesn’t know His love because that’s what it’s all about.
There are so many people attempting to be used of God but haven’t learned this extremely important lesson. You cannot represent what you do not know. There are too many out there who think it’s all about them and haven’t allowed the love of God to transform them. I am still learning this. When I begin to see others through Gods eyes, I will have learned to love.
Father, reveal Yourself to me. Wrap me up in those big arms of grace that I may know You in all of Your fullness and glory. I want to love like You. The love that transformed me from a hopeless, helpless, lonely and desperate loser into a daughter who looks like her Father. I can’t control others, but I can bowl them over with love so that they too are healed, transformed and delivered as You’ve done for me. It’s in Jesus’ name always, Amen.