One thing the Bible clearly demonstrates is that everything that happens in this life and our response to it will be a sermon for someone.
It is written,
“we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses”
And in another place,
“Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.”
—1 Corinthians 10:11
The only question is whether my response to what happens in this life will be praiseworthy or a punchline?
Wherever you are or whatever you’re going through consider this:
How will my life be read?
Will I be a vessel of honor or dishonor?
Can God use me, where I am, in this situation, to put His glory on display?
Or, will I be a vessel storing up iniquity, as a chamber pot, collecting excrement to be discarded?
Either way, God is going to use everyone to serve His great house.
“But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor.
Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.”
—2 Timothy 2:20-21
Which vessel do I want to be?