Thursday, January 18, 2007
The Person God Uses
Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.
When I was 18 and a new Christian, I quickly came to understand where the phrase “starving artist” came from. All I knew how to do was draw cartoons, so I was doing that as well as some freelance graphics on the side. I was trying to make ends meet, but I wanted to be used by God. So I would hang around Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, waiting for an opportunity just to do something.
One day, one of the pastors said to me, “Greg, I need you to do something for the church.”
I said, “What is it?” Preach the gospel to the ends of the Earth? Pray for the sick? I am ready.
“We need you to buy a doorknob.”
“Yes,” he said. “We need you to go to Sears and buy a new doorknob for the church door.”
It was a little job, but I was excited for the opportunity. I was on a mission from God to buy a doorknob. I went to Sears. There must have been 300 kinds of doorknobs in every size, shape, and finish. I finally bought one. I took it back to the church. I was so excited. It was the wrong size. But I tried.
Are you excited for any opportunity to serve the Lord, even if it is a little one? The issue is not big jobs or little jobs. It is that you are doing it for the Lord. Is just the fact that God would call on you and direct you enough in itself? Is it enough that God would want to use you? If so, then you are the kind of person God is looking for right now.
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