Useful Vessel

Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work (2Tim.2.21).

When it comes to serving God, anybody can be useful to Him. There is nobody that is useless, even though we may have our different areas of strength but no one is full of weaknesses. The major difference is the availability and response to divine dealings, which is seeing in the preparations of the vessel. There is a posture that suggests that a person is available for God’s use. They begin by separation from unwholesome things that could hinder them from divine use.

The process of separation commonly known as sanctification or consecration marks out a person for divine service. What follows is faithfulness of the vessel to instructions from the Word of God. Then there will be availability for grooming and learnings that will equip the person for higher purpose. And lastly, the willingness to learn. Every approved servant of God is a person given to learning via instructions from those who have gone ahead.

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls (Matt.11.29).

The learning from Christ is a life long experience where his word marinate into your hearts equipping you for service. Irrespective of how far you have gone, God can use you and He is willing to use you. All that is needed is making yourself available. Amen.

© Olusola John