Today, we’re going to talk about the question “Can God Use Me?” Some of you may be wondering “Why would I want God to use me anyway?” Let’s take a look at the picture for this message, it’s a picture of interlocking gears. Those gears represent you. God created you and fitted you together in a far more intricate pattern than any complex machine that man has ever made. When people make a machine with gears, they always make it with a purpose in mind. When God fitted you together, He made you with a purpose in mind. God wants to use you to accomplish something wonderful with your life.
Many people use their lives to do things that God never intended. The Bible calls that sin and the results are always tragic. However, when you let God use you for His purpose, the results are wonderful. They will make you the most happy and fulfilled in life that you possibly could be. The problem for many people is that they don’t think they’re of much use to God. They believe that they have too many weaknesses and imperfections for God to use them. However, the fact of the matter is that everyone has weaknesses and God chooses to use weak and imperfect people to accomplish great things. NLT 1 Corinthians 1:27 God deliberately chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose those who are powerless to shame those who are powerful. So, if you consider yourself foolish, if you consider yourself powerless, there’s good news. You are the kind of person that God deliberately chooses to do great things.
If you look closely at a golf ball, you can see that the surface is covered with pock-marks or dimples. Those dimples make the ball look less than perfect, it is not perfectly smooth. However, experts tell us that a perfectly smooth golf ball would only travel about half the distance as the ball “flawed” with dimples. Those apparent imperfections minimize the ball’s air resistance and allow it to travel further than a perfect ball would. In a similar way, God has designed you with imperfections and weaknesses. You have limitations of various kinds in your life. However, it is those very limitations, those very weaknesses, that make you a prime candidate for God to use and work through. So, don’t count yourself out. God wants to use you to do great things for Him. Let’s look at how you can cooperate with God to change your world.
To hear more about this topic, listen to my October 8, 2006 message entitled Can God Use Me?