“God can’t use me anymore.”
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this statement from people I have love and care about. They have decided to switch the way in which they live their life and once they’ve gone in too deep, they think that there is no turning back.
I’ve been there too. I decided to make one small mistake that domino-ed into a massive hurt. I’ve made the wrong choice. I have led myself astray. And then I lead myself further astray by thinking that God doesn’t want to use me because I “gave up” an opportunity or entered a relationship I knew I shouldn’t have.
Here’s the thing about God: If you’re not dead, He’s not done with you.
“Be confident in this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion.” -Philippians 1:6
“As long as I have life within me, the breath of God in my nostrils.” -Job 27:3
For those of you who do not understand the significance of the Bible verse from Job, Job has been going through intense trials throughout this Book. By intense trials I mean, losing his wife, children, his home, his health, and his finances. Job has lost everything but he still says that as long as he is alive, God has given him a purpose.
If a man who has lost everything can still say God’s work in him is not finished- how much more are you able to turn to God and say, “I know I have made mistakes, I know I have been going through the biggest of storms– but Lord, Your promise still stands.”
I had some family in town this past weekend (why I haven’t written a post in a week), and my aunt reminded me of something I sometimes forget– God is sovereign.
The definition of sovereign is “supreme ruler.” The One that created you and loves you so intricately is the supreme ruler of the Universe. He is in control and no one has more power, glory, and strength than anyone does. You can’t mess up what He has called you for so badly that it can’t be recovered. God is always waiting for you to come home and give you back the Kingdom you’ve been running from.