Becoming a Special InstrumentThe Bible makes it clear that God has a plan for each life, and He wants to use us to accomplish His purposes. At the same time, as Paul expressed to...
If anyone purifies himself from anything dishonorable, he will be a special instrument, set apart, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work. 2 Timothy 2:21 CSB
The Bible makes it clear that God has a plan for each life, and He wants to use us to accomplish His purposes. At the same time, as Paul expressed to Timothy, some are “special instruments,” particularly prepared and “useful to the Master.” What makes these people so special?
The distinguishing feature is a deeper level of personal commitment, not being passive but proactive by evaluating our choices and priorities and how we spend our time and resources. Do what is necessary to be available for God and more sensitive to His leading. Be more committed to His Word.
We demonstrate this commitment by purifying ourselves, making a conscious decision to cleanse our minds and hearts, and eliminating “anything dishonorable.”
No one magically becomes a special vessel. This requires preparation. Paul talked about being cleansed. He described how we have choices regarding the ideas we think about, the things we do, and the words we speak.
If we want to be vessels prepared for every good work, we will cleanse ourselves. We will make every effort to do and say things that are pleasing to God, avoid the wrong people and situations, monitor our words, always seek to honor God, and be serious about the faith.
Today, seek to do your part in the decisions you make and the things you do. Demonstrate that you want to be one of God’s special instruments.
PrayerFather, I commit my life to You. Help me to be a special instrument. Use me in the lives of others. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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