People think they need to have their lives all together, in good order, with perfect mental health, be sinless, and whatever other criterion in order for God to use them. This is false. God frequently used donkeys and broken sinful people to carry out his will.
You don't have to be the perfect Christian, because God can use you while he changes and develops your character. King Saul in the Old Testament prophesied, and he had a lot of issues. The disciples were the same, they had ego issues about who was better, and they wanted to destroy an entire village by fire. Even after the resurrection they still assumed Jesus was going to establish an earthly kingdom. They were a work in progress, but Jesus still sent them out in groups to cast out demons and preach the gospel.
God can use you
God uses imperfect vessels to contain his presence and power, and can influence people through you. So start looking for opportunities to help people and exhibit God's love and nature to those around you.
Don't let your imperfections limit you. We are all screw ups in some way or another, but God brings glory upon himself when his power is manifest in our weakness and inability.
When God comes through in our weakest state it becomes evident that credit belongs to God for the outcome.
As the Apostle Paul remarked, he relishes in his weakness as it provides an opportunity for God to show himself strong in this earthly vessel. That's the miracle, such an earthly weak vessel, prone to break, remains strong due to God's presence as the substance holding us together. Paul was the best example of inhuman endurance, due to his reliance on God.
So what remains is that we submit to God and allow him to work on our hearts and sculpt our character. And let him use us for his purposes.
Amos is an evangelical conservative, who cares about where the world is going, and seeks to understand why it is happening, especially in light of prophecy and the spiritual powers behind the scenes. Amos currently lives in Auckland New Zealand. Amos pursues salvation for the lost, and considers himself a defender of traditional Christian values, liberal democracy and the historically unprecedented freedom and liberty established and defended by our forebears – which unfortunately, is gradually being eroded.
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