Who is the happiest person in the world? Such a person will be someone who is used by God. When such a person places their hands on a sick person and prays, the sickness will be healed. When the person prays for someone who has been possessed by an evil spirit, they are set free. Likewise, when the power of God is demonstrated, such a person may be exhausted by pouring out the spiritual power that God has given them.
However, the person will be filled with joy and thanksgiving that others are unable to understand. That is not by demonstrating power, but by giving thanks to God that God used him or her. If you fully dedicate yourself to God so that God can use you however He wants, God will surely take pleasure in using you.
God cannot use those who don’t fully dedicate themselves to Him. God can use you without obstacle only when you dedicate your mind, environment, body and possessions without sparing anything. God cannot use you if tough situations cause you to change your mind, once you have decided to live according to God’s will. God cannot use those who just pick out what they want to do according to their mood. You should fully obey God, no matter what God uses you for, so that you can be used by Him without limit.
When we take a look at the ministry of Apostle Paul, we can understand that he fully dedicated his life to God. In all the scriptures that Paul wrote, in no place did he did insist on his own rights. He surrendered all he had to God and concentrated on living according to God’s will.
He said that whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord (Romans 14:8).
If you want to be used by God, you should overcome everything and dedicate yourself to God so God will freely use you. God uses those who are prepared like this. God uses the humble person. Those who understood that they are creatures, created by God, keep themselves be humble. They try to listen, learn and gain things wherever they go. We should never be arrogant. If you are prepared to become a suitable container that God can use, God will surely use you. All you have to do is to become well prepared.
Pastor Seok-Jeon Yoon
Extracted from Yonsei Newspaper #605