Useable For The Masters Work
I’ve prayed many times, Lord, send me. I didn’t understand, at the time, what I was really asking God. What was I really saying?
I was telling God to do whatever it takes to prepare me for the plans and purposes He has for my life. I gave God permission to make me pliable. To make something pliable, that takes a lot of pressure, heat and time. But that’s what I was saying to God: I’m willing to go through whatever it takes to be changed, so You can use me for Your glory.
Sometimes we pray things and wonder why things are happening in our lives. This is not to scare you or dissuade you from praying those types of prayers. But we have to be mindful of what we are asking God. We have to be transformed, less of us, more of Him. Those painful seasons aren’t fun, but also aren’t for no reason. There is a purpose for everything that God allows in our lives. The ultimate goal is to make us more and more like Jesus.
Remember when Isaiah was in the presence of God, one of the seraphim took a hot coal from the alter and touched his lips. That couldn’t have felt good. But it cleanses Isaiah from his sins. Remember when Job lost almost everything to break him from the sin of pride? That was painful but served a great purpose in Jobs life and a great witness to the power and grace of God.
Those seasons of brokenness makes us pliable and usable for the Masters work.
Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work. 2 Timothy 2:21
Be blessed in the Lord.