On the very first day of a particular year, I heard my daughters intensely singing this line of song; “Lord, make me a practical instrument for you, use me, Lord!” They both sang it so intensely and repeatedly that I had to join them in singing. Then it dawned on me that there’s no greater commitment and prayer than, “Use me, Lord!”

Friend, there is no greater commitment you can make than a commitment to be relevant to God and His purpose on earth (Acts 13:36). Service to God and humanity must be your top priority. While you are expecting God to do great stuff for you, I charge you to also resolve in your heart to do great stuff for God in your generation.

Your relevance to God and your generation is tied to your life of service. Ultimately, it is what we do in advancing the lives of others that would truly count before God. Service is the cure for self-centeredness. Service says; “I quit living for me, myself, and I; I choose to pour my life in honour of Jesus and in the service of my generation.”

Service begins with the right posture of heart. It is knowing that God has not brought you here on earth to live for yourself (2 Corinthians 5:15). You have been saved to serve, and you serve to save yourself; service preserves (Malachi 3:17-18, 2 Timothy 1:9).

In the kingdom, availability is more important than ability. It is faithful men who would be able, not able men who would be faithful (2 Timothy 2:2). Faithfulness is seen in availability, and availability is the platform for ability. Be available for God and service. Don’t prove busyness at the expense of your relevance to God and His Kingdom (Matthew 6:33).

In life, you are either useful, useless, or abused. When you prioritise God, you become useful. When you focus on yourself, you become useless. When the devil gets a hold of you, you become abused. Let God engage you before the devil entangles you. It is those who are used that become useful (Psalms 78:70-72). Let God use you! Amen!

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria