Desiring to Be Nothing

One of greatest fears in serving the Lord full time is becoming a man of pride and self-sufficiency.

It is so tempting, even today, to be something, versus being nothing. God likes only using one of those and it is certainly not the former.

What can God do with a person who has made up in his own mind that he is something? Nothing. He is good for nothing; the Holy Spirit will not fill him.

What a dangerous path it is then, to go to Fuller. To learn so much, yet with every lesson conclude that I am nothing. And that I am not any better off because I know this or that, or because I have become this or that, or have excelled in this or that.

Therefore, let a righteous man strike me for every inch of pride found in me.  For in every inch of pride, there is a mile of uselessness.

I desire to be used mightily by God, so help me to be nothing.

Phillip Chan

Phil has been writing for 10 years. His passion is to grow in his love for Jesus to obey his purposes in our generation.

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