But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light
How about it Christian? Are we walking like we are a royal priesthood? Are we walking around going "Oh woe is me. God can never use me." Not with an attitude like that!
Have you seen the movie El Mariachi? The content of the move isn't important here, but it was written, directed, shot, etc… by Robert Rodriguez. He later went on to write a book about film making. He even did a video short called the 10 Minute Filmakers School. In both of those places, he makes the following point: (Matt's paraphrase here)
Don't just think about being a filmmaker someday. Call yourself a film maker today. Go out and shoot some film.
That has an application in our Christian life too. Don't just think "Oh, someday God will use me. God will make me right with Him someday." Carpe Diem. Seize the day. Go out and act like God will use you. Ask Him to show you where He is working. Go out and find it. As the Nike slogan says: "Just Do It."
Oswold Chambers has the following to say:
How long is it going to take God to free us from the morbid habit of thinking about ourselves? We must get sick unto death of ourselves, until there is no longer any surprise at anything God can tell us about ourselves. We cannot touch the depths of meanness in ourselves. There is only one place where we are right, and that is in Christ Jesus. When we are there, then we have to pour out for all we are worth in this ministry of the interior.