Devotional: Special Purposes Make Us Useful To The Master
As we continue to look at God’s plan for our lives and the “Special Purposes” He has for us, an important question to ask ourselves is, “Am I useful to the Master?” Special Purposes are not for ourselves, but for God’s glory. Our usefulness for God is ultimately what is best for us. But being useful for God’s glory is a deliberate process – it doesn’t happen by chance. It requires accepting a call. It requires committing ourselves to His process. It requires surrender.
Questions For Meditation
- Paul addresses the church in Rome as those who are “loved and called.” Why are both of those words important in the context of usefulness?
- How does accepting the love of God affect our acceptance of the call of God?
- Are there any specific ways that God has been calling you to something specific recently?
- Are there any ways that you have delayed accepting God’s call?
- To accomplish God’s special purposes, we eventually need to acknowledge we are God’s vessels. Think about a time in your life where you weren’t God’s vessel – perhaps you were your own, or somebody else’s. How did that feel?
- What do you think you need to surrender in order to become the best version of a vessel of God you can be?