A channel does not hoard what it carries – it is only a means of communication or distribution with the focus on what it conveys. We are to be a channel or conduit through which the Lord can flow to bless others. To a large degree He has limited His involvement with the unsaved to what comes from us, His representatives – He wants to love through

Do I faithfully allow Christ to flow through me to others?

our love. Deal with the obstructions of sin that would hinder the flow of divine life from the source to where it is needed. Plug up the leaks and remove the diversions so Christ is reflected accurately as we interact with people, both those inside and presently outside the Kingdom. 

"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do" (Eph 2:10). This means the blessings and love we have received from God are to be passed on to others (Mk 12:31; 1 Pet 4:10,11; 1 Jn 4:7-11). As we can only give out from the input we have received we must open ourselves up to the Lord and be filled with the Spirit, so we can give out from that uplifting life-changing source (Jn 7:37,38; Eph 3:19, 5:18). Submit yourself humbly and obediently to God, for Him to work through. Do not accept any credit for what God does. Have the attitude of having only done what was expected of you (Lk 17:10).

See also: available, humility, input, outworking, representative, useful, vessel.