“Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.” But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel.”
As believers there are times where most of us find it hard to show mercy. We tend to dwell on the sins of others so much that it makes it hard for us to show them the same mercy that God shows us. As we see in scripture the first thing Ananias said when the Lord made mention of Saul, was the sins he had committed against believers and that which he was still doing even in that present moment. He was focused on his flaws just as many of us believers today would have done.
We at times find ourselves in the place where we deem others irredeemable or undeserving of God’s governess. We forget that as the Lord chose us and sanctified us, making us whole unto Himself and as such He can do so for others irrespective of their past or their very present state. It is the desire of God that all men come to know Him and as believers we do not have the right deem anyone doomed . We must pray to have the heart of God that we may desire to see others saved unto Him. No one is beyond salvation as our own self righteousness will some time have us believe. Just as God is able to use you for His work, He is also able to use the individual whom you think is so broken and beyond saving. Look at all men with the lens that God sees them through that your heart may desire to show mercy just as God shows mercy.