Acts 9:15 But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel.
The phrase that is used here, “Chosen Vessel” or “Vessel of Choice” is a Hebraism, a distinctive phrase found in the Hebrew language, that could be missed by a reader if they are not aware of the underlying implications of the phrase. In this case, the Vessel of Choice is used to convey God’s use of a person as a tool or instrument to do His will. The instrument or vessel in this phrase is assumed to be broken, such as a broken pot or bowl. The phrase is nuanced, and means that God is able to use anything to do His will, even that which would otherwise be of no use. Such was Saul and such are you and I.
There is no circumstance that will hinder God from doing amazing things in your life save for your willingness to let Him. You may have been broken by sin and you may have been called unusable by the world, but God uses broken things to His glory. God wants to use you in amazing ways. Ephesians 2:10 tells us that God uses the lives of His children to change the world. When we walk in those things that God has placed before us to do, then we become history makers … world changes. God equips us, enables us, and provides the opportunities. We just do, and it’s all natural because it’s what God created us to do.
Linda Luecke says
Love, love, love this!!