Consecration To Your Call Through Fasting
In a wealthy home, some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some are made of wood and clay. The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use. If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work. (2 Timothy 2:20-21 NLT)
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 2:21 NKJV)
People treat the plan of God like one giant mystery. Most people would believe that what God does in and through their lives is left up to God's total sovereignty. This is not what the Bible teaches. Notice in the texts above, “if anyone cleanses himself. They will be a special utensil for honorable use.” The text doesn't say if God cleanses you, the text says “if anyone cleanses themselves.” This is a person who sees the call of God and consecrates themselves to God in order to carry out that call. How you are used by God will be determined by your dedication to Him. You determine how greatly you will be used, not the sovereignty of God. The Bible says the eyes of the Lord are roaming to and fro, looking for someone to show himself strong through. We don't rise and fall by God's sovereignty, anyone can “cleanse themselves” and consecrate to the calling of God. Whoever decided to do this will be a utensil for honorable use. Fasting is disciplining and consecrating yourself in order to become excellent in the call of God. When you decide to kill your flesh nature in order to carry the anointing of the Holy Spirit, God will use you in magnificent ways.