Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.
Philemon 11

Are you useful or useless?

The gospel changes people. You are still in the same situation, but you've changed. Many people are just taking up space. They just consume. You can get without giving, but it's very small and you stay small and become vulnerable. You actually become weaker. In the kingdom, you really only go forwards or backwards. It you think you are standing still or being neutral or passive, you really are going backwards.