“Get To Steppin”… Because God Has Chosen U!
Read: I Corinthians 12:14-28
Many times when we think about those who the Lord uses for and in ministry, we think that He only wants to use those who have certain qualifications. We think that He wants those who: have made various educational accomplishments; have had extreme experiences; have eloquent speech or melodious voices, etc. But I need to bring to your remembrance that, God Has chosen U! So Get To Steppin…
You must remember that nothing you do or say surprises God. Before the foundation of this world – He established and placed in motion everything that you needed to be who He has called you to be. The problem is, far too often, we have permitted the opinions of others and even sometimes our own opinions, to make us think that someone else is better equipped to fulfill a specific work for the Lord.
When must never forget that as the text implies God has given to each of us the gift that He knows will best suite us. Everyone has at least one gift.
So, the next time you feel like God can’t use you; just refer to the list below. Some of you have seen it before, but it serves as an excellent reminder to us that God can use whomever HE desires to use. Now…. don’t use this list as an excuse to sin! However, just know that your struggles should not be the excuse for you to shun away from your calling.
Remember that: Abraham thought that he was too old; Sarah mocked God and laughed at His promise; Isaac was a daydreamer; Jacob was a liar; Noah got drunk; Leah had a physical affliction; Joseph was abused and he had a prison record; Moses stuttered; Gideon was afraid; Samson had long hair and was a womanizer; Rahab was a prostitute; Jeremiah and Timothy were both thought to be too young; David had an affair and was a murderer; Elijah was suicidal; Isaiah preached naked; Jonah ran from God; Naomi was a widow; Job went bankrupt; Peter denied Christ; The Disciples fell asleep while praying; Martha worried about everything; The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once; Zaccheus was too small; Paul was a boring, long winded preacher; Timothy had ulcers; Lazarus was dead and Peter had a quick temper!
Just as God used these people in Biblical times – He is using us today – REGARDLESS! Now, remember, we are not to continue in the sins of our past or current lives – but we are never to allow the enemy to tell us that God can’t use us, because of our past or because of the struggles that we are still overcoming.
Romans 5:8 reminds us of God’s love for us. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. While we were yet sinners God decided to use us for His glory! We are a team. On a team, there are different members and each plays a different role. Individual team members can win trophies. This is great. However, we are working to win a championship. Championships are only won by teams. They are won when the team pulls together; everyone doing their assigned job; to the best of their ability.
So….you’ve got to get to steppin in your neighborhood; you’ve got to get to steppin on your job; you’ve got to get to steppin in your family; and above all…you’ve got to get to steppin in your own devotion and relationship with the Lord!
Lastly, you must remember and say; without the input of the gift that the Lord has given to me; my team will have difficulty and will not win its championship. We are all working for the same common goal. We are all on the same team….but without just one player, YOU… the championship can’t be awarded! You are very much needed to assist your team of “born again believers” to uproot every diabolical plan of our adversary. Whatever gift that you possess, and the devil has made you think, that it isn’t really important – that very gift is the missing link!
Yes, God has called YOU….So Get To Steppin!!!!