Do you ever feel unworthy to serve God?You show up to church to play or sing or operate your equipment, and you have feelings of guilt and shame and an awareness of your unworthiness? Maybe you blew it big time that week, and shame is just hanging over your head.Or maybe it was something small, but you knew better than to do it and yet you did it anyway.
The guilt and shame and accusations can be overwhelming and you can think…God can’t use someone like me. God WON’T use someone like me.I’m a failure. I’m a fake. He won’t bless the work of my hands. I know those feelings well.
*Satan is the accuser. His name literally is a title…not a name. The title is Accuser. Satan accuses us. He is the one who whispers, “unworthy…”.*
But the truth is, you and I ARE unworthy! We are sinning 24/7. All day every day we are falling short of the glory of God.We are totally depraved.
We are more sinful than we can possibly know…but we are also more forgiven than we can possibly imagine. As far as the East is From the West, so our God has taken our transgressions away from us.
Every time you step foot on stage, or take your place to serve, you ARE unworthy to do it. We are unworthy servants. You never will be worthy to do it.…But guess what….God LOVES His church and He is committed to building His Kingdom in spite of us. He will bless His Church in spite of us, not because of us.
In Deuteronomy 9, God reminds Israel of this very fact…listen to this:
After the Lord your God has driven out the peoples before you, do not say to yourself, “The Lord has brought me here to take possession of this land because of my righteousness.” No, it is on account of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord is going to drive them out before you. It is not because of your righteousness or your integrity that you are going in to take possession of their land; but on account of the wickedness of these nations, the Lord your God will drive them out before you, to accomplish what he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Understand, then, that it is not because of your righteousness that the Lord your God is giving you this good land to possess, for you are a stiff-necked people.
God is saying, “I’m going to do this for MY name’s sake. I’m going to do this because of who I am. My nature. I’m going to bless my people. My church.”
It is God’s job too bless.
So, when you feel unworthy to serve, Remember that you ARE, but you are forgiven and loved, and God will work to bless his church in SPITE of you. He just needs you to show up in humility and reliance on Him. He will work.