“For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.”
1 Corinthians 3:9
As Christians, it is our fundamental duty to serve God. Whether it be serving in our church choir, helping in PA during services, giving out weeklies to the congregation as they come in for Sunday Service (which sadly, we are unable to do so for the time being), or even encouraging people whom you know, our service to God is driven by that inner desire to please and glorify Him – which should be the one and only factor of our ministry. But at times, our work for God may distract or allow us to avoid focusing on Him. There have been instances where Christians worship their own work, sometimes unconsciously, rather than giving God all the glory and praise. The main purpose of our service should always be on God alone, and that must be our focus when we serve. Have you ever felt overburdened by doing God’s work or felt like you were lacking in areas of service? Were you burned out and defeated and wondered where the joy and gladness that comes from service dissipated to? Know that you should never compare your service to another person. Service is only between you and God, no one else. Another person’s ministry should never justify your desire to serve or how much effort you place in your service. If that is the case, you are essentially not serving God.
Consider self-evaluating your service. Go back to the principal reason as to why you are serving. Is that reason something or someone other than God Himself? If so, you need to re-focus and ask God for guidance. Understand that your service becomes void if your main objective is not God, and your “work” would be but in vain. Once our concentration is solely focused on God alone, we are free from our limits in our service as God takes control (who better to lead the way than God Himself!). As we stay in constant communion with Him and align ourselves to His Will, we draw closer to Him and we experience spiritual enjoyment and joy that God gives unto His people. Remember that God is in control of everything, He engineers each move and action we take. Let us therefore pour out our lives in wholehearted devotion as we serve Him.
Colossians 3:23 – And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;