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Being a Servant

August 30, 2010

Servants serve even when it’s inconvenient!

Servants are special people. It takes a lot to serve someone or a cause because you must be humble. You may have seen the recent news about the U.S. Aid Workers who recently got killed in Afghanistan (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/08/08/eveningnews/main6754929.shtml?tag=pop )they were there providing medical care and other needs, they were serving and they died serving, how far will you go to serve your fellow man? You really do not have to look far, someone could use you gifts and talents today , or maybe you are in a position to bless someone financially or with something you have that you are not using. Give it some thought! It is a really good feeling to serve and your rewards are awaiting you in heaven. Often times we engage ourselves in things that keep us from serving and miss the blessing. Rick Warren tells us more….

Servants serve even when it’s inconvenient

by Rick Warren

No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier. 2 Timothy 2:4 (NASB)

“If you only serve when it’s convenient for you, you’re not a real servant. Real servants do what’s needed, even when it’s inconvenient. ”

Real servants make themselves available to serve. Servants don’t fill up their time with other pursuits that could limit their availability. They want to be ready to jump into service when called on.

Much like a soldier, a servant must always be standing by for duty: “No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier” (2 Timothy 2:4 NASB).

If you only serve when it’s convenient for you, you’re not a real servant. Real servants do what’s needed, even when it’s inconvenient.

Are you available to God anytime? Can he mess up your plans without you becoming resentful? As a servant, you don’t get to pick and choose when or where you will serve.

Being a servant means giving up the right to control your schedule and allowing God to interrupt it whenever he needs to.

If you will remind yourself at the start of every day that you are God’s servant, interruptions won’t frustrate you as much, because your agenda will be whatever God wants to bring into your life. Servants see interruptions as divine appointments for ministry and are happy for the opportunity to practice serving.

Brother Nixon

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