Let God Decide What to Use

“Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink?’”

Matthew 25:37

A while back, I received a letter from a man. He said, “Forgive me for taking so long to write this letter, but I want to tell you how God used you in my life.” He continued, “It was on Merritt Island where you used to pastor. I was a long-haired surfer going down the road with my surfboard, and you stopped and picked me up. It was a hot day. And you talked to me about Jesus. I laughed at you. I made it as if it had no impact on me at all. You let me out. I went on my way, but I was never, ever able to forget what you said to me until I gave my heart to Christ. Jesus saved me, and now I am the pastor of a very wonderful church, and I just want to thank you.” After some thought, I vaguely remembered picking that boy up. You see, sometimes the things we do we don’t put in the books, and the things we think we have done God does not put in the books. But you will be wise to let God keep the books.

  • Has anyone ever told you a way God used you, even if you didn’t know it at the time?
  • How does this reality encourage you to continue in faithfulness, no matter the outward response?

ACTION POINT

Are there people who have encouraged you in the Lord that you’ve never told? Call them, text them, or write them a letter today to thank and encourage them.