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Monday, August 4, 2014

Called to Serve

I have written about this in part before.  But it was driven home again today.  As believers we are to serve one another.  We are to do that whether we feel like it or not.  We are to do that whether our service is acknowledged or not.  We are to do that whether we are treated well or not.  We are to do that whether anyone knows or not.
You like serving?  I don't.  Thoughts at DTTB.
I do not have the gift of serving.

Tough cookies.  I am called to serve anyhoo.

Serving others disrupts my schedule.  Philippians 2:3 – 4 and Galatians 6:2 remove the notion of inconvenience from the list of things that would allow me to forgo serving others.  Also removed as an excuse is death or sickness.  Still get to serve.

I have been called to fix things that people misused.  Misused to the point of breaking.  In some cases it has taken hours, hours that frankly I did not have.  I am called to serve.

My attitude is not always – well truthfully rarely the best.  That just means I get to serve with a bad attitude.  I am called to serve.  The great thing is that God promises to change my – well at least He promises to reveal that bad attitude… Philippians 3:15 – 16.

Some people are hard to serve.  They are cranky, rude, ungrateful, smelly, demanding, and even resistant.  I am called to serve.  By the way that list sounds a lot like the people that Christ came to serve… hmm.

So I get to serve.  Not my gift.  But it is a command.

1 comment:

  1. Serving other is a command, indeed.
    Jesus washing the disciples' feet is a compelling example for me. Sometimes I feel like a servant when preparing/setting/cleaning meals for the family. This becomes an opportunity to help the kids grasp an idea of a serving leader, as we involve them in serving the family.
    Romans 15:1-3 helps me to bear with the weaknesses of others (or, better say, mine) when while serving I feel used or abused.