According to Rick Warren, Evangelical Pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, he has met thousands of people who want to be used by God, but who feel they will never be used by God. Why? Because they’re too busy. Many of them are distracted by their own agenda. Perhaps like you, they’ve got their own dreams and ambitions, but they lack the time to fulfill them.
In his article, Stay Focused on God’s Plan for Your Life, Rick further suggests that oftentimes these individuals try to carve out a “little sliver from the pie of life and say, ‘I’ll give this to God.’” Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way.
If you’re serious about being used by God, and fulfilling your unique purpose in life, ask “Lord, what do I need to let go of? What do I need to cut out? What barriers are holding me back and keeping me from running the race you have for me?”
Rick Warren is an American evangelical pastor and author. He is the founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church, an evangelical church in Lake Forest, California. He is also well-known for his book, The Purpose-Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?