Good Morning! As I was watching one of my favorite shows on TV the other night, A man made a statement that stuck with me. He said that "everyone wants to feel useful." The more I thought about it, the more I agreed with him. Of course the opposite of that statement is everyone does not want to feel useless. We want to make our mark on this world... to make a useful contribution to our family, friends, our church and so much more.
Sometimes the challenges of life make us feel that we are useless...especially in this day and age we are living in right now. I believe this is a ploy that the enemy uses against us to keep us discouraged and ineffective. When Onesimus sinned against his master Philemon and ran off. God eventually led him to the apostle Paul where he "got saved". Paul describes Onesimus like this. [Phm 1:11 NLT] 11 Onesimus hasn't been of much use to you in the past, but now he is very useful to both of us."
There was now something in Onesimus' life that gave him a purpose in life and now he was "useful".
You see, no matter what our circumstances are, if we are a child of God, He uses our circumstances to accomplish His will. Learning to listen to the Holy Spirit and be obedient to what he asks of us is extremely "useful" to God. So keep your head up, your ears open and have a spirit that says "Yes Lord, Your will be done," and you will be amazed at how useful you are to the plan of God!