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 6:8 NLT.
This Scripture is deeper than most of us can fathom. On the surface it looks simple enough yet if you look deeper it’s actually quite challenging. It shows that God is always at work and is always looking for willing vessels to do His work. The resistance is from our side and we are delaying Him by our unavailability or disobedience.
Another aspect of the above Scripture is why does God use some people and not others? Why some people seem to be increasing in the Lord while others are stagnant. Others are thriving and others struggling, others obese and yet others cachectic. In Jeremiah 1:5 God says before you were born I knew you and ordained you and gave you a purpose. This means God has done everything from His side and the delay is from our end.
The word of the Lord was rare during Samuel’s time yet God spoke to him. Why him and not others? From Moses to Apostle Paul, God has always done supernatural wonders through mere mortals like you and I, yet others are not used. How are we hindering him from using us like He used them (and currently still using others)? My prayer is that He may reveal hindrances in me that are delaying His work.
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life,” Psalm 139:23-24 NLT.
From Moses to Paul, God has always done supernatural wonders through mere mortals like you and I, yet others are not used. Why?