Chosen by God – The People that God can use

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The Bible affirms that there are three types of people for which God is constantly searching.

God is searching for intercessors:

“So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.” (Ezekiel 22:30)

God is also seeking worshipers:

“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.” (John 4:23)

The lack of intercessors destroys the earth, while the lack of worshipers saddens the heavens. And finally, Jesus himself affirms the need for workers:

Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” (Matthew 9:38, 39)

God is seeking workers

The lack of workers determines the failure of the church in relation to the great harvest. When the church fails to reap souls, Satan does so, widening the gates of hell and assailing society.

This passage presents the crying out that weighed down the heart of Jesus. Before a world of needs, he perceives the need for workers, people who are not only available, but legitimately tuned in to the will of God in order to develop the noblest service that a human being could ever be involved in: the transformation of the eternal destiny of many others.

An important issue with respect to the mobilization of workers in attending to the demands of the great commission is preceded by a process of qualification to which one responds or submits oneself. Jesus concludes by saying:

“For many are called, but few are chosen.” (Matthew 22:14)

There is a great distance between being called by God and being chosen by God. I would like to invite you to examine this subject by passing through this “narrow way”, along which so many have failed and thus disqualified themselves from being chosen by God.

This affirmation of Jesus reveals a funnel effect. Out of many few remain. This shows us how the spiritual realm imposes a selection process upon our lives. Or in other words, many are called by God, all are tested, however, few are chosen by God, few are approved.

God will not allow us to walk in his calling in just any way, or in our own way. It is important to understand, that although we may be called, God does the calling and not us.

Despite everything that is involved in God’s dealings with his people, called people face the most sublime and significant way of living out their lives. To accept the call of God means to agree with the great reality that we do not know the best way to live out our own lives, but the Lord does.

God’s search should meet with our search, and our search should meet with God’s search. From this intersection a genuine ministry can emerge, even to the point of affecting our whole generation. This was the great appeal of the most tireless worker of the kingdom of God:

“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)

In order to be of any use to God, we must be able to perform a type of surgical “x-ray of the human personality” under an uncommonly spiritually perceptive angle of observation that reveals its basic and motivational deficiencies, leading us to an eradication of everything that sustains the most serious foundation for divine disapproval.

On the backstage of your soul, a great spiritual revolution is ready to burst forth. A profound change which certainly will be perceived by the one who is most concerned: the God who loves us. I challenge you to pursue the subject of usefulness with open eyes, attentive ears and above all a responsive heart! Will you be chosen by God? Will you be approved by him? Will you be useful?

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