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You don't need to do anything else for God to begin to use you now. You don't have to read another paperback book, listen to another sermon, memorize another scripture, plant another seed gift, or repeat another creed or confession.

You don't even need to attend another church service before God will begin to make use of you.

God uses willing vessels, not brimming vessels. Throughout the Bible, in order to fulfill His plans for the earth, God used many people from all walks of life. He used:
  1. Matthew, a government employee, who became an apostle.
  2. Gideon, a common laborer, who became a valiant leader of men.
  3. Deborah, a housewife, who became a judge.
  4. Moses, a stutterer, who became a deliverer.
  5. Jeremiah, a child, who fearlessly spoke the Word of the Lord.
  6. Aaron, a servant, who became God's spokesman.
  7. Nicodemus, a Pharisee, who became a defender of the faith.
  8. David, a shepherd boy, who became a king.
  9. Hosea, a marital failure, who prophesied to save Israel.
  10. Joseph, a prisoner, who became prime minister.
  11. Esther, an orphan, who became a queen.
  12. Elijah, a homely man, who became a mighty prophet.
  13. Joshua, an assistant, who became a conqueror.
  14. James and John, fishermen, who became close disciples of Christ and were known as "sons of thunder."
  15. Abraham, a nomad, who became the father of many nations.
  16. Jacob, a refugee and a deceiver, who became the father of the twelve tribes of Israel.
  17. John the Baptist, a vagabond, who became the forerunner of Jesus.
  18. Mary, an unknown virgin, who gave birth to the Son of God.
  19. Nehemiah, a cupbearer, who built the wall of Jerusalem.
  20. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, Hebrew exiles, who became great leaders of the nation of Babylon.
  21. Hezekiah, a son of an idolatrous father, who became a king renowned for doing right in the sight of the Lord.
  22. Isaiah, a man of unclean lips, who prophesied the birth of God's Messiah.
  23. Paul, a persecutor, who became the greatest missionary in history and author of two-thirds of the New Testament.
All God needs to use YOU is all of you!

Source: An Enemy Called Average by John Mason.
Excerpt permission granted by Insight Publishing

Author Biography

John Mason
Web site: Insight International
John Mason is a highly regarded international speaker, minister, professional author coach and best-selling author. He is the founder and president of Insight International and Insight Publishing Group.

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