“Now there was in Damascus a disciple named Ananias.
The Lord said to him in a vision, Ananias. And he answered,
Here am I, Lord.
And the Lord said to him, Get up and go to the street called
Straight and ask at the house of Judas for a man of Tarsus
named Saul, for behold, he is praying [there].”
Acts 9:10, 11
I hope we all know the story of Ananias. God spoke to him
to go to Paul. At that time Paul was causing great suffering
among God’s people. He was imprisoning them and killing
So when God told Ananias to go to Saul it was not
surprising he had reservations about going to him.
“But Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard many people
tell about this man, especially how much evil and what
great suffering he has brought on Your saints at Jerusalem;
Now he is here and has authority from the high priest to
put in chains all who call upon Your name. “
Acts 9:13, 14
But read what God tells him,
“But the Lord said to Him, Go, for this man is a chosen
instrument of Mine to bear My name before the Gentiles
and kings and the descendants of Israel; “
But I love how Ananias responded to God,
“So Ananias left and went into the house. And he laid his
hands on Saul and said, Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus,
Who appeared to you along the way by which you came here,
has sent me that you may recover your sight and be filled
with the Holy Spirit. “
Ananias said yes to God! That’s all that mattered to him at the
end of the day.
I share that story to show you that God uses simple, ordinary,
obedient people to carry out His will!
You don’t have to be anyone grand, you just need to be obedient!
I don’t know about you but I want to be used more by God.
I don’t want fear to stop me.
Ananias may have been afraid but that didn’t stop him from
We are God’s hands and feet in this earth.
So the question is, are we obeying His voice or are we
expecting someone else to answer His call?
Do we think we are too insignificant to be used by Him?
That is a lie from the enemy.
God loves you and wants to use you in a mighty way.
He is not waiting for you to become a millionaire to use you,
He is not waiting for you to get your life “sorted” out before
He can use you.
Please understand something, without God’s grace and favor
on our lives we wouldn’t be able to do anything.
But we have been filled with His holy Spirit and that
means we can do anything no matter our past, no matter
our skin color, no matter what people label us as.
These people were not qualified according to the world’s
They were nobodies but not to God.
He saw them differently.
He saw greatness in them.
He validated them and that was the most important thing!
The word today is simple, God needs you!
He wants to use you.
You are His hands and feet.
He is looking to and fro across the earth to see who will say “yes”
Will you say “yes” to Him today??
Bless you friends….