Sometimes because of mistakes or failures that we may have made in our past, it will leave us wondering and asking ourselves the question “Will God still use me?”
Although God has forgiven us, we sometimes struggle in forgiving ourselves and in believing that God has truly forgiven us. When we do this it gives the devil the opportunity to keep us in bondage.
The weapon of choice for the Devil is to show us our mistakes and failures over and over.
How many times have you been told to let go of the past, yet you find yourself still thinking about things that cause you to feel hurt, shame, and pain?
It’s just like a recording in your mind that can not be turned off, even though you try very hard to forget about it.
Because of the way you feel you don’t seek God the way you should, because deep inside you believe God is looking down on you.
Yes, you might still go to church. You may even sing in the choir, and because you smile and embrace the other members at the end of the service no one even detects that you are going through a battle inside.
Some days you may even feel like it would be easier to quit than to keep trying to be a Christian with so much shame inside.
This is exactly how the Devil wants you to feel.
The devil wants you to think God would never use a person like yourself. He will whisper into your soul “Who are you to try to tell someone else about the Lord when you have messed up so badly?”
But in the Bible, we find several people who God hand-picked, who had messed up while living for the Lord.
Look at the life of David, a man after Gods own heart (Acts 13:22), yet David messed up. Solomon, Moses, Saul they all messed up. But did God Give up on them? Did he choose not to use them anymore?
The church would be empty if God chose only to use people who never messed up.
Let’s look at David for a minute. When David repented he took full responsibility. He said, “I have sinned against God.” He made no excuses. He did not try to put the blame on anyone else. He didn’t try to justify his actions. He was simply saying from his Heart “God, I did wrong”.
This is what God is looking for. A heart that is right before him.
The bible says, God:
The power of repentance is often overlooked. If you are not going to believe what God’s word says about repentance than it’s no need to repent.
You must believe what God says he will do with your situation when you truly repent from the heart. He said he would wipe it away (Isaiah 43:25).
Remind yourself what God word says and when the devil tries to bring your past to remembrance tell him ” you’re talking about the old me, I’m now walking in the new me.”
John 6:37 the bible says, Whoever comes to me I will never drive away. God is saying He would never look down on you, never turn his back on you, never turn you away, never feel shame of you, and will never stop loving you.
God will take your situation and use it to help others in his kingdom. This is another reason Satan wants you to feel guilty.
He knows if you ever lay your guilt down and reach out to others that have experienced a similar situation, more people are going to get delivered from his lies and his strongholds.
So if the question “Will God Still Use Me?” lives in your soul, the answer is Yes! God will use you again!
From my heart to yours, I ask that you please share this message. I know there is someone out there who needs to read it.
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