Today we will look at how Paul understood that God’s grace was sufficient for Him and how God could use him regardless of his past.
8 Although I am less than the least of all the Lord’s people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the boundless riches of Christ,
Paul considered himself “less than the least of all the Lord’s people” because of his past.
Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem.
Remember Paul’s name used to be Saul and he spent his time trying to capture and persecute followers of Christ. Even though Paul had a less than stellar past, the Lord chose him to preach the good news to the Gentiles. If God can use someone like Paul who persecuted Christ’s followers, God can use you too.
Sometimes we allow the enemy to convince us we cannot be used by God. We allow Satan to use our guilt or shame from things in our past or even things we are currently doing to convince us we cannot serve the Lord. Jesus came to provide forgiveness for our sins; our sins from the past, our sins we are currently committing and our sins we will commit in the future. There is nothing you have done that will prevent the Lord from using you to serve His purposes. His grace was sufficient for Paul and it is sufficient for you as well. Spend some time seeking forgiveness from the Lord for your sins and ask Him to reveal to you how He wants to use you to serve Him.
- Scripture from http://www.biblegateway.com