How will you serve?
So, I was sweeping the rugs and dusting the hardwood floors a few days ago, thinking about how much I DON’T like the vacuum. As the grumbling started, I remembered how thankful I was to be home for these couple of months. If running the vacuum is a part of me being a blessing here, then I’ll run the vacuum with a joyful heart.
Anybody else following the parallel? How many times are we called to serve in a way that makes us uncomfortable or feel incompetent. We might obey, but do we obey joyfully? Some times (possibly more than I want to admit) I try to call the shots, determine how I will serve, and when I will stop. What really needs to happen is a shift in my focus. Because of the privilege of belong to Christ and the blessing of His fellowship, I want to joyfully obey whatever task my God gives. I want to complete the task WITH Him, not just for Him. As a sweet friend reminds her granddaughter, we need to obey “all the way, right away, and with a happy heart.” May that be my prayer all my life!