Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

As we mature in Christ, we may get motivated to be used by God in certain areas. We’ll hear songs saying, “Use me Lord” and we’ll read about the great leaders in the Bible such as Moses, Joshua, or David and want to be used ourselves.

We’ll ask to be used by God, but no one said it was going to be convenient. God may want to use us on our day off or immediately after working a long day. As soon as it’s inconvenient with our schedule or lifestyle, some of our motivation begins to diminish.

As the inconvenience factor arises, that’s our defining moment. If we can go beyond our comfort zone and do what God has called us to do, then we can make a big impact in the Kingdom of God and in the world. Jesus didn’t come to earth and sacrifice Himself because it was convenient, but because He was obedient in spite of the inconvenience; His name is above all names. If we want to be used by God, effort from us must be given.