how can God best use me?


that is my thought this morning as i was writing and reading.  how can God best use me to grow His kingdom.  have i best used my strengths to move people closer to God, or am i just using my strengths to better things for me?  are my ideas, just that, my ideas?  or are they God ideas birthed in me by the Holy Spirit.  i find myself constantly checking my motives.  i don’t want to be a huge fake.  i guess what i’m really asking is:

am i affecting change that reflects the radical love of Jesus and His kingdom?

i was reading in Luke 4 today and to be like Jesus and move people towards His kingdom i think we need to be like this.

Luke 4:18-19 (New Living Translation)

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released,
that the blind will see,
that the oppressed will be set free,
19 and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come

if the Spirit of the Lord is upon me? if i’m supposed to be like Jesus?  then i am anointed to bring Good News to the poor as well.  i’m sent to proclaim that people held in bondage will be released and that the blind will see.  i’m able to tell people who are oppressed that they will experience freedom because the time of the Lord’s favor has come.

am i doing this.  am i living out being like Christ?  are you?

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