If He did, He wouldn’t be God.
The minute we think we are indispensable to the kingdom of God is the minute we think too highly of ourselves, and too lowly of the God we serve.
That’s why this whole thing is so amazing!
The fact that He wants to use us… it’s mind-blowing!
I have done nothing to deserve being a part of the story God is writing, yet, He says, “Come, follow me… I will grant you salvation, set you free, restore your heart back to mine, transform your mind, and equip you with my power to reach the world with this same message… the message of hope.” (That’s the one-sentence Steve paraphrase of the New Testament… sort of.)
The only ones indispensable are the Triune Godhead: Father, Son , and Holy Spirit. Everyone else must sign on and walk in obedience.
Today, I know many people doing great works for the kingdom of God that feel strongly they were the second choice. Yes, the ones before them gave up, or were disqualified due to disobedience, moral failure, selfish gain, etc.
Less of me, more of Him…