By Alex Colon Pastor
February 28, 2014
Have you ever wondered how you could influence people? Have you ever prayed that God would use you, or that at least your life would count for something?
Sure, most people have — and most people still do.
The truth is God flows through His people. It is not our own power that changes people, it’s God’s power in us. But God will not do it without us. It’s a partnership.
In Matthew 5:13, Jesus said: “You are the salt of the earth …” Salt was used to provide good flavor, but most importantly it was used to preserve food. Salt was a great commodity to have in those days. Remember, those were the days before refrigerators and freezers.
Many people spend a lifetime praying for God to move, to change other people, circumstances, situations, etc., not understanding that He is going to flow through them. God often answers our prayers with us mind. In other words, God will often use us to flow through us in order to bring the necessary change in a situation, in person, or whatever the case may be. It is not God who is failing to intervene. What He often waits for is for us to be willing vessels to cooperate with His leading and guidance.
Every Christian has God living in them. Therefore, many times we are carrying around other people’s miracles.
Does that shock you? It shouldn’t.
Let me give you an example: Have you ever prayed for a financial breakthrough? Did you notice that when the miracle came, God did not send you the money from heaven? Did you notice that it didn’t fall from the sky? Did you see how he used another person to bless you?
Likewise, you have answers to somebody else’s prayer requests. Your willingness, your desire and passion to be used by God is of great importance in this earth. God has created you to be the necessary person (the VIP) right where you are — i.e., at home, in your town, in your church, at your job, and in your country to perhaps start a movement, a business, a bible study, or whatever will impact a person, a society and a culture according to God’s design.
We are God’s salt to preserve this putrefying world. Today, get out of the shaker and let the life of God which is in you flow to someone in need. You’ve got what it takes. You the one God has chosen to move through.
Make it a Great Day!