Used for God’s glory
Used for God’s glory
Then I said, “It’s all over! I am doomed, for I am a sinful man. I have filthy lips, and I live among a people with filthy lips. Yet I have seen the King, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.” Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a burning coal he had taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. He touched my lips with it and said, “See, this coal has touched your lips. Now your guilt is removed, and your sins are forgiven.” Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me. Isaiah 6:5-8
How can God use an imperfect person for His ministry here on earth? From the text, when Isaiah was confronted by the presence of God, he felt saddled with sin that made him uncomfortable before God. Yet God extended His mercy to him that he was released from guilt and now can freely offer himself to do God’s work. Every believer desires to be used by God. He provided you the abilities, talents, and spiritual gifts that you can use to serve Him. But be reminded that no matter how good you are with your abilities, when you allow sin to continue to prevail in your life and you are not willing to ask God to forgive you, God will not use you. The moment you decided to receive Christ in your life as Lord and Savior, your sins are forgiven. You received a new life and are now bound for heaven. But while waiting for that great day of seeing God face to face, you will still deal sin while here on earth and sin will hinder you from serving God. You have to see sin as how God looks at it. Sin is missing the mark. God set before you a life of righteousness and to deviate from that is disobedience. Isaiah realized his own sinfulness and immediately dealt with his situation because he knew God will not use him. Agree with God on how He sees your sin and honestly come to Him for forgiveness. He is faithful, He will forgive you and cleanse you from sin, and then you are now ready to be used for His glory. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).