Are You A True Servant for God.?
“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” -1 Corinthians 15:58
We are by nature, selfish. That’s why no matter what area we are serving in, relearning humility is something we must do over and over again. It is for me anyway.
I am a stay at home mom, wife, and caregiver to my mother and father in law whom both live with us. I’m just going to be honest and say I am willing to do all that God wants me to do but there are those times and moments when I get frustrated and wonder what I did wrong to be in the position I am in. I start thinking about how much easier life would be if my mom and father in law were somewhere else getting care. That would be a load off for sure. I question if this is really what God wants me to do. It isn’t easy and sometimes I feel like my work is in vain. That is where I love His reminder -1 Corinthians 15:58. God also reminds me of how just like Jesus they (our parents) first loved us. They cared for us as infants and children until we became ourselves. God gave me a compassionate, caring heart so I need to use it the way He sees fit. Even if life is a little uncomfortable. So it’s time to get my attitude back in check. It’s time to shift my mind and be reminded of what servanthood is.
Servanthood requires a mental shift, a change in our attitudes. -Numbers 14:24. God is always more interested in why we do something instead of what we do. Our attitude counts more than our achievements. King Amaziah lost Gods favor because "He did what was right in the sight of the Lord, yet not with a true heart." You don’t want to lose God’s favor do you.? As a servant we should serve God with a mindset to be self forgetful. We can measure our servants heart by the way we respond when others treat us like servants. How do you react when you’re taken for granted, bossed around, or treated as an inferior.? -Matthew 5:41 We are supposed to think like a steward because how we manage our money affects how much God can bless our life. We must also think about our own responsibilities and not the responsibilities of others because it’s not our job to evaluate others. If you are busy you don’t have time to be critical of others. Like Mary continue to trust God and keep serving. Your service to Christ is not a waste. Don’t worry what others think. Base your identity in Christ, and think of your ministry as an opportunity and not an obligation. (God forgive me for the times I felt obligated.) Always think of yourself the way Christ thought of Himself. -Philippians 2:5
Focus on others and not yourself. That’s true humility! Forgetting yourself is what it means to "lose your life". When you stop focusing on your needs, it makes you more aware of the needs around you. Shift your focus. Let God use you for His purposes. He will handle the rest and take care of you because He holds you in the palm of His hand.