There are times when certain people may wonder if God can use their mixed-bag life. “It’s too complicated,” is the thought that too often comes to mind.
Situations such as historical family traditions and casserole-like religious experiences create doubt about our ability to serve God with certainty. Other issues like our birth-culture or maybe even our birth-name seems to be too contrary to sound Christian theology thus creating questions about our ability to be the salt and light who fulfills the calling of God. But I assure you, despite the questions, wonders or doubts, God can, and will, use you for the purpose of exalting Jesus.
Listen to Acts 18:24 and pay attention to the descriptions given to one interesting Christian:
Now a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.Acts 18:24 NKJV
Did you notice the words used to describe this influential Christian’s background? A Jew with a Greek name born in an African city. Talk about a mixed-bag! And yet God was able to use this man to accomplish the one true purpose he has given to the church – bringing others to Jesus through an earthen vessel efforts (2 Corinthians 4:5-7).
If God was able to use mixed-bag individuals in the first-century to accomplish great things for Jesus, then rest assured the same God can accomplish the same thing through the same kind of people in the twenty-first century.