Ephesians 3:20 God is building a home. He’s using us all, irrespective of how we got here, in what He is building.
Pastor Michael opened his sermon by stating that each stage of our lives brings different opportunities and challenges. One stage of life is either buying or building a house. You begin with an idea in your mind of what you want your house to look like, but based on your budget you have to revise your plans. You decide what you want now and figure out what you will add on later. You love your first house and see the potential it has. It is the same way with God. He adores you right where you are. God is excited and proud of what you give Him. He sees the potential in what He has created for you and what you can do with a little direction.
God is building a home and He is using you in what He is building. It doesn’t matter how you got here. We all come from different paths. The things that you think you are not good at are the things God uses. Being different is good. Our differences make us stronger as we unite through Christ. God made you unique for a reason. It’s not about you, but about what God can do through you. God uses weaknesses more than strengths to bless and bring hope to those who need it. Pastor Michael continued by telling the story of Saul of Tarsus. Saul believed in God, but not Jesus. He thought he was doing God’s work and was preserving God by killing the followers of Jesus. When Saul saw Jesus, he realized he had been doing the wrong thing. God chose Saul to deliver His message and he became a strong component of spreading the gospel.
God takes people that don’t fit in and makes them fit in. God has a plan. He is working in me to be a light in you. We are all part of a movement called church, but it bigger than a building. We are “bricks” in this building and are valuable. We can show people what the real church looks like by changing one person at a time. By starting small and showing one person what the love of God looks like we become difference makers. That is how the world changes.