So I will take you, and you shall reign over all your heart desires, and you shall be king over Israel. 38Then it shall be, if you heed all that I command you, walk in My ways, and do what is right in My sight, to keep My statutes and My commandments, as My servant David did, then I will be with you and build for you an enduring house, as I built for David, and will give Israel to you. 39And I will afflict the descendants of David because of this, but not forever.’”
--1 Kings 11:37-39
We must realize that God is on a search. He has a mission of taking the message of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world. He is also looking for humanity that is willing to accept His offer of adoption. Adoption into the most amazing family on the planet—the family of God. God is looking to take His children and bless them. He is looking to flow blessings into them and blessings out of them.
Someone reading this may say, “I want to be a part of this, but what must I do.” God speaks to us in His Word:
For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong in behalf of those whose hearts are blameless toward Him.
2 Chronicles 16:9 (AMP)
In a period of time when Solomon was falling from God’s favor, God was looking for a man in which would be willing to serve Him. And God directed the prophet Ahijah to a man by the name of Jeroboam. This demonstrates that God was as He is today looking for men and women who are willing to yield to God and be used of Him. This principle speaks to us clearly just who God is looking for:
God is not looking for social status, He is looking for surrender.
A servant of the king was outranking all of the kings sons in selection. Hadassah outranked all of the beautiful women of Persia. Why? Because man looks on the outward appearance but God is looking today at our hearts. In His search, among other things, God is looking for a heart that is willing to yield. And not just willing when we are asked to do something great, but even when we are willing to do something small.
God is not looking for ability, He is looking for obedience.
Yes, obedience is better than sacrifice. In fact, it is better than a lot of other things in the eyes of God—including ability. One may not be naturally gifted, or one may not be as talented as others, but our God has the ability to take the common one and raise them up. But not just anyone will be able to enjoy this. God displays this toward those who are obedient to His will for their life. Their obedience opens their life up to His power and His ability. And when God gets a hold of a life, Saul becomes Paul; Joshua becomes conqueror; and Jereboam becomes king.
God is not looking for slaves to command, He is looking for children to bless.
I do not call you servants (slaves) any longer, for the servant does not know what his master is doing (working out). But I have called you My friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from My Father. [I have revealed to you everything that I have learned from Him.]
John 15:15 (AMP)
The heart of our Father is to bring us the best life out there. God is love. It’s His nature. And in that love, God is looking to pour out His blessing upon those He loves.
We can be assured today that no matter where we may stand in this life, God can use us if we set ourselves to be used by Him. God is searching, and now the choice is up to us whether or not we are useable.