[To his Jewish critics in Jerusalem, Paul recounted his meeting Jesus and changing his life:] "I asked, 'What should I do, Lord?'
"And the Lord told me, 'Get up and go into Damascus, and there you will be told everything you are to do.'"
— Acts 22:10 NLT
Jesus uses flawed, fallible, fearful, and broken people to do his work in the world. Paul was one of those people God used in a mighty way. Paul even called himself the worst of sinners.* Jesus used another fallible, flawed, fearful, and broken person to lead Saul (Paul's primary name at the time he was describing!) to the truth. Jesus didn't tell Saul directly what to do. Instead, the Lord directed Saul to go to the city where he was planning on persecuting Christians, and he would be told what to do by someone there. In other words, one of Saul's likely targets was quite possibly the person who would teach him the truth about Jesus. Jesus uses flawed, fallible, fearful, and broken people to help redeem other people who are flawed, fallible, fearful, and broken. That means he longs to use you! Let's commit to being open and not reluctant when Jesus presents us with opportunities to lead others to him!