Every day that goes by, I am working on something in my life. I am free and open to discuss this with most anybody if they ask. I find that I don't have time to talk about superficial things on an ongoing basis such as weather, sports, etc... Sorry if I just stepped on some toes:) The question that I pose to you is "What are you learning in life, and are you getting your hands dirty?"
I find myself working on several things at once, as we should. I am constantly wanting to pursue a greater depth and maturity with my wife Amy. Even still, I am learning this thing in life that we call parenting. Then further God is teaching me what it means to be His child and for Him to train me up in the way that I should go. Life is ever changing, which requires us to be elastic, otherwise we will break. Not always clean and fun, but if you allow it, wisdom will come.
A dearly departed friend of mine, Tom North, used to pray a simple prayer. For the last 7 years, I have been praying it as well. It goes like this, "Lord, let me be a witness and example unto others today, and if necessary, open my mouth to do so." This is pretty straight forward. The amazing thing is that He answers that prayer. I can honestly say that every day for the last 7 years the Lord has allowed this prayer to come true. Sometimes 10 times per day. Other times it might just mean being there as a Christian Husband and Father to my family. Whatever the occasion, God wants to use us.
The question is not "Why would God want to use me?" Even still it is not "Am I ready to be used by Him?" It is simply that He DESIRES to use us, the question is, "Are you WILLING to get your hands dirty?"...