Can God use me? This is a common question for believers to ask. We read the Bible and see God's hand at work through his people. We hear sermons and stories about how God spoke to someone, or about how God performed a miracle in someone's life, and we wonder if he would do it for us. Have you ever wondered if God could use you? If you have, then keep reading. This is for you.
What does the Bible say about God using people? We see throughout scripture that God works in and through the lives of those who believe. So we know by reading the Bible that God does use people here on Earth to do good, perform miracles etc. So then why do believers wonder if God could or would use us?
Our understanding perception and perspective have a lot to do with the way that we are able to believe. A common way of thinking is the "I'm Not Worthy syndrome. It is a way of thinking that goes something like this: "I am not good enough. I am not worthy of being used by God. I have done bad things in my past and therefore I do not deserve to have the Grace of God operating in my life. I don’t know why God would ever want to use someone like me."
Most people think of this as being humble, but nothing could be further from the truth. Being humble is not about thinking that you are worthless. On the contrary, being humble is about knowing your own worth and yet still regarding others before yourself.
The biggest problem with the “I’m Not Worthy Syndrome” is that it is unbiblical. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. But God says that once we repent, our sins are forgiven and cast as far as the east is from the west. Jesus suffered and died on the cross so that we could be saved and have a relationship with God. God wants to work in your life. The truth is, you are not waiting for a sign from God that he wants to use you. God wants to use you and He is actually waiting for you to say yes.