If we aren’t careful, we will view the day-to-day tasks as mere inconveniences. We will begin to analyze our responsibilities and deem some of them as holy and some of them as nuisances. We might even convince ourselves that we would be more useful to Him if we did not have to do this, that or the other.
Based on the gift they have received, everyone should use it to serve others… – 1 Peter 4:10
There are those moments when the dishes need washed, the children need bathed and the baby has left spaghetti in the floor. And, in that instance, maybe it feels menial. But, sometimes, the ministry is in the mess. The sacredness is in the serving.
…If anyone wants to be first, he must be last of all and a servant to all. – Mark 9:35
We must decide, on the front end, if we want glamour for ourselves or glory for our Lord.
Don’t we all want just a little of the spotlight for ourselves? Aren’t we happy to serve as long as we get the accolades for doing so? But that is not service at all. True servanthood begins in the heart.
There are no majestic tasks and there are no menial tasks. We are to do everything to the glory of God.
He must increase, but I must decrease. – John 3:30