Then Elisha died and was buried.
Groups of Moabite raiders used to invade the land each spring. Once when some Israelites were burying a man, they spied a band of these raiders. So they hastily threw the corpse into the tomb of Elisha and fled. But as soon as the body touched Elisha’s bones, the dead man revived and jumped to his feet! ~2 Kings 13:20-21
All I'm saying is that Elisha did not even need to be alive for God to use him.
So perhaps I get in the way of what God is doing a lot more than I would like to admit. Should I even consider that more incredible stuff was done with Elisha's rotting corpse than I have done...ever? Should you?