Say this out loud, “God wants to use me.”
How does that sound? What does it make you feel or wonder?
Are you worried God needs to make you someone else before He will use you?
God personally and purposefully made you. He made you on purpose, and for a purpose.
God knows your talents, gifts, and interests. He knows where you are energized, and drained. He knows if you like parties, or if you prefer one-on-one time. And He wants to use YOU, the person, the You He personally made. Check out Psalm 139 to see how personally invested in you He is.
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” –Psalm 139
If you think you need to be someone else to be on mission with and for God, check out 1 Corinthians 12 and Ephesians 4 and 5. We are one body with many parts, all different, and the body works better and is built up better when we all live our lives fully embracing the gifts God has given us, and using them for His kingdom.
God wants you, the person He made, to thrive. And He wants every other person to thrive.
This is our mission, to connect people to life in Jesus. It is for each of us to live out as God has equipped us to thrive. And as we do, as we thrive, as we invite others know Jesus and to thrive, we are catalysts in His kingdom work.
And in case you still are wondering, He already changed you in your baptism.
What are some of the unique traits you possess–gifts, strengths, passions? Make a list and consider these things with fresh eyes.
How could these things glorify God? How could they be used to connect others to God? Ask the Holy Spirit to show you where you uniquely fit in revealing His kingdom on earth. And who you are uniquely gifted to reach. The possibilities are truly endless. Be You, for HIM.
YOU are part of the Catalyst 100… God is calling you to explore and renew your commitment to His Mission – one way is these new lifeGroups – maybe you could try it (e.g. for 6 months)?”
Let me know where you see God personally and purposefully using you. If you have a story or feedback, please Share It with me in the comments or via email: [email protected]