Do you want to be used by God? “First, sit down and count the cost” (Luke 14:28). Then determine to follow Jesus as your sole pursuit in life. This also has a cost. “If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me” (9:23). To deny self is perhaps the greatest obstacle to having ONE PASSION for winning souls. The “cross” we are given is from God, so that we may not rely on ourselves, but on Him. Paul was effective in any circumstance because he had “learned in whatever situation…to be content” (Philippians 4:11). If it meant suffering, that was sharing in Christ’s suffering (3:10).
Being used by God requires that we have ONE PASSION – CHRIST!