God wants to use you for greater works!! It doesn’t matter if your 12 or 99 years old. God designed, purposed and equipped you to help build His kingdom here on earth!
With that said, why do so many people think that God can’t or won’t use them? There are a plethora of reasons people is to justify being an inactive Christian, but I believe the number one reason is that most people think God don’t wants to use them because of their imperfections.
Most of us have seen the meme where it lists a few imperfect people God used to do great things: “Noah was a drunk, Abraham was too old, Isaac was a daydreamer, Jacob was a liar, Leah was ugly, Joseph was abused, Moses had a stuttering problem, Gideon was afraid, Samson had long hair and was a womanizer, Rahab was a prostitute, Jeremiah and Timothy were too young, David was an adulterer and a murderer, Elijah was suicidal, Isaiah preached naked, Jonah ran from God, Naomi was a widow, Job went bankrupt, John the Baptist ate bugs, Peter denied Christ, The disciples fell asleep while praying, Martha worried about everything, The Samaritan woman was divorced (more than once), Zaccheus was too small, Paul was too religious, Timothy had an ulcer, Lazarus was dead!”
I could in my message right there but, I personally submit to you that my own past and present failures have caused me to shrink back from doing anything significant. Much less acting on a bold plan God assigned to me for His glory.
However, the Bible reminds me, the righteous can be as bold as lions (Proverbs 28:1). If you’re a believer, you’ve been made righteous. It’s not from your own works; it’s a gift of God (Eph 2:8). The good news is that you too can be bold because of Jesus’ righteousness!
My suggestion for anyone struggling with their kingdom calling is to accept their kingdom boldness in spite of any earthly shame. The shame can be replaced with a bold fire to be used by God.
Again, the good news is that God wants to use you! He wants to manifest His magnificent glory in and through your life to a hurting and dying world. You just have to remond yourself that your imperfections don’t disqualify your, rather they propel you to do greater works!