How to be used by God

In my last post, I looked at the apostle Paul whom God used mightily in New Testament times. His Old Testament counterpart would be Moses, who initially was a reluctant servant of God. Here’s kind of how Moses’ first conversation with Yahweh went:

Moses Yahweh
Who am I to go for you? Never mind who you are. I will be with you
Who are you for me to go for you? I am GOD.
What if they don’t believe me? It’s not your accomplishments you’re testifying to, but mine. Here, have some miracles.
Me no talk good. I made your mouth.
Send somebody else! I’ll send somebody with you, not instead of you.

Let us make 5 basic assumptions about the way God uses Christians to bring glory to himself. Here are the basic qualifications to be used by God:

  1. First, be a nobody
  2. Secondly, don’t worry about your accomplishments or ability to persuade: what God has done—namely, in the historical good news of Jesus Christ—is a powerful persuasion all its own, and the Spirit will control who it stirs.
  3. Thirdly, know God.
  4. Fourthly, be unimpressive on your own.
  5. Fifth, don’t go it alone.

How do you stack up?

Via How to be used for God’s glory.