“But the Lord said to him (Ananias), ‘Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel’” (Acts 9:15).
The least likely of all men to become a Christian was Saul of Tarsus, who became Paul, the best Christian the world has yet seen. The Lord chose Saul to become one of His best servants of all time. At first other Christians were greatly surprised and had difficulty believing that Paul was sincere. We see the same today. A man lives as a ruffian for years and everyone sees his debauchery. Everyone forms his opinion of the man.
2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间Then suddenly the man is seen serving the Lord and may even be preaching the Word. There is no wonder they are surprised, but it happens. God chooses whom He will to be His servants. Even the chosen are often surprised.
Read the biography of Johnny Hunt for example. He was a poolroom loafer, but God called him. Today he pastors one of the largest churches in Georgia and in the Southern Baptist Convention, First Baptist of Woodstock. Who could have guessed it?
So don’t be surprised if God calls you to serve Him. He has a plan for your life, and time is not a factor with God. He is never in a hurry. God called Moses at 80 years of age. He gave Abraham a son at 100. Fortunate is everyone who is willing to serve the Lord.
Unfortunately, many are not willing to serve and miss out on the greatest blessings of life. God’s blessings are of incomparable value. He has given all His children (Christians) spiritual gifts for the express purpose of being used to edify His church. It is so very sad to see a gifted individual unwilling to use his gift in service to the Lord. What a waste! What a shame! What blessings the gifted individual misses in life! And for what? Often it’s only the comfort and beauty of a megachurch. I know churches that have so many musicians that most of them never get to practice their skills and talents. At the same time there are little churches without so much as a pianist. What a crying shame!
So, let each man and woman (who are true Christians) examine himself to determine just what his gifts are. First seek to find what you are particularly good at. That’s probably your gift. Then wait on the Lord. He will provide you the opportunity to use your gift for His glory. After all, that is the one reason you and I were created: To give God glory. Don’t miss the best life and the most happiness you can have on earth. Be willing to live to serve and, in doing so, to give glory to the Lord Jesus Christ. It will give you assurance of your own salvation, and you will joyfully live in an expectation of heaven, that place that is unimaginably delightful.