Sometimes we feel “what use am I as a Christian? I can’t do a great deal.” Do you all have the forgetful’s like I do? We’ll never be to a place in life that we’ll be of no use to God. We’re of his household and have a purpose and responsibility. We must strive as Christians to be meet for the Master’s use.
II Timothy 2: 20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.
Meet means to be ready or prepared to be used for the Lord. Everyone who is saved is saved into a new life. Regardless of how long you’ve been saved you still have new life. It’s a crazy world. The only sensible way to live is for Jesus. He makes sense of life. I’m not resting my hope in this world that it will ever make sense. Sin has ruled and will until the Lord comes and ends all things as we know it. God is what gives us purpose. It’s sensible to be saved and live life with purpose. No more drifting aimlessly around. The truth has set us free. With this wonderful identify as a child of God, the responsibility is to actively serve the Lord. That means to be used of God.
You paid for things in your house. Jesus paid the price for us. We are his house. Antiques might look good but many are of little use. God doesn’t want antiques in his house. He wants functional Christians who can be used. We have many things in our houses that are for looks, but we couldn’t live there without the things we use to function. What’s the first and last thing we use each day? The bathroom. How many can remember when they were outside? Aren’t you glad for indoor plumbing? Are you glad for the stove and microwave? Try drinking out of the jug instead of the cup or glass. Try always eating with your hands because there are no forks. God wants us to be instruments that can be used not looked at. It may take some of the glamour away, but we are to be pleasing to God and not concerned about the look. Are we willing to serve even if no one else knows or few recognize what we do? What matters is that God sees us do what he wants. Serve to the best of our ability. God deserves everything we can do for him. He allowed us into his house. Because of that privilege we should do our best to serve.
We use God for our own desires and wishes instead of yielding to him to be used. We want to use God. We want this and that. We try to make deals. That’s crazy! God doesn’t operate like that. We love him because he first loved us. The Bible says that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. We should be so grateful. If we get no more blessings, what we’ve already received is enough to serve.
It all boils down to choice. Our privilege to choose is given to us by God. Give that choice to him and let him set the terms of service. Make each day a day you serve the Master. Joshua told the people to choose whom they would serve stating that as for me and my house we will serve the Lord. We know what God expects. We can’t do it on our own. We can’t please him of our own accord. We must let the Lord use us.
Look at these microphones. They were bought for use in the church and plugged in. We have been placed here and plugged in. Be used. Make yourself available and God will use you. Regardless of how small your ability, the degree of availability is the key. Let God do the rest. Just be available.