FINDING JOY IN SERVING GOD.
When God calls you to serve Him, be willing to serve Him in whatever capacity He chooses for you. Don’t paint a picture in your mind of how your service to God should look like, else you may be disappointed. Allow Him lead you one day at a time.
Most people believe that once God has called them, they will definitely end up as a great man or woman of God, known all over the world. Sometimes this may be the case, and sometimes not. What if you fall into the category of “sometimes not” , how will you feel? Disappointed? Well, you shouldn’t be because the bible says in Ephesians 4:11 (KJV) “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers”. Being a teacher of the word of God with only six students or followers doesn’t make you less important than then one whom God has called as an apostle, with 20,000 followers.
You’ve been called to be a teacher with only six students for a purpose. Don’t deviate. Don’t envy. Don’t murmur. For He who has called you, has the master plan and is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Stay faithful in the little He has given you, and if it’s His will to uplift you to a higher platform, then so be it. Otherwise, stay faithful in the little He has assigned to you till the return of our Saviour Jesus Christ. God will not reward the apostle more than you because he was an apostle, neither will He reward you less because you were a teacher. No, our rewards will be based on our obedience and steadfastness to God’s call upon our lives. So, the key thing here is obedience, steadfastness and contentment.
You can find joy and satisfaction in serving God by living each day at a time. I’ve put up a few points below to aid you in finding joy in your service to God. These are just a few points of mine, which are not all encompassing. So, I strongly encourage those who are feeling weary in the vineyard of the Lord to engage the Holy Spirit, who is our comforter. He will do a better job than what I’ve just done here.
- Offer your life to God as a living sacrifice.
- Allow God to use you as He deems fit.
- Live a simple and unassuming life.
- Don’t crave to be popular.
- Don’t envy other ministers of God, focus on your calling.
- Engage the Holy Spirit in your service to God, He will give you the grace needed to succeed.
- Always remember these three keys, obedience, steadfastness and contentment.
This brings us to the end of this book. Feel free to reach the author by mail – email@example.com