But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel; Acts 9:15
How can this be? Paul made a living persecuting Christians and now Christ wants to use him for his ministry? There has to be a mistake, this cant be happening! This must have been the thoughts of Ananias and the other Christians when they heard the news that Paul was going to be “a chosen instrument or vessel” for God
However the truth of the matter is, it doesn’t matter what our opinions are. If we are truly Christians and servants of Jesus Christ, then we listen and follow his commands. Many people probably had bad feelings or opinions of Paul, so still don’t like him today. However God is not concerned how we feel , he has a plan , and his thoughts and ways are higher than ours! (Isaiah 55:9)
Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
Even Christians today, instead of faithfully obeying God, they question his plan. For example, even though homosexuality is clearly forbidden throughout the entire Bible, there are those who will try to refute Gods commandments and plan, to fit the worlds agenda and please people
Lean not on your own understanding, God has a plan and design that he knows will work. Stop trying to change God to appease people. The same was with Paul, why God would use him is beyond our understand. However he went on to preach the gospel throughout all the Gentile nations in Jesus Name Amen!