USER: I’m a user… disgusting isn’t it? Just point me at someone… just anyone, and I’m going to USE them. What nerve? That’s just me – that’s the way I’ve gotten through life – and I don’t expect to change at this late date.
Didn’t Jesus Christ USE the Apostles? Didn’t God USE all the other biblical characters, as His instruments – for His USE? God USED Noah to “start the new world” after the GREAT FLOOD, He used Moses to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt. He used King David, Abraham, Jacob, Isaac…and Peter and Paul…He even used Judas. He used all of these people to serve “His purpose(s).” Just think of how God used The Virgin Mary…He “appointed her to be the Mother of His Son, Jesus Christ. Then we have the “modern day Saints of the Church… Mother Theresa, and Pope John-Paul II, which He used to serve His purpose. .Even Billy Graham is an “instrument” for God’s use… and has brought millions to the “alter of God.”
God achieves His purpose in our lives in a variety of ways. Absolutely nothing escapes His notice… He knows all, sees all, and hears all. God will use any sort of circumstances, or person, to insure that “His will done” in our lives. This includes everyone…even those considered to be “non-believers.”
I have gotten away with USING others, too, because I use them for GOOD, and not evil. I USE all that they have to offer, and in the process… I do my best to help them to become better, yet, for their own good, and mine, and for the good of others. My purpose is to USE others as an Instrument of His Peace, and a Conduit of His Love.
How is God using you? Are you “standing in the way” of His using you, or are you a “willing participant?” Isaiah 43:7 tells us… “Bring to me all the people who are mine, whom I made for my glory, whom I formed and made.”
…Blessings… cjlb – 12/02/15