NO ROOM FOR SPECTATORS Sunday, 19 April 2015
“And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.” Luke 19:13 (KJV)
The days of just warming the seats are over. You need to get involved in the local assembly where God has planted you. Roll up your sleeves, get involved at the Group level and also join a Ministry Arm of your choice. That is one way to get committed. You must get busy. Your hands must be in the mud, because there is no room for spectators. I encourage you to jump on board and let us do the work together. Find your place and begin to serve, because God has given you a specific talent for a specific purpose.
Let me sound a word of caution by saying that there is no point wishing you were someone else because you are not. Your gift is yours and that gift makes you special. Oftentimes, I see people get worked up or even jealous of the abilities of others. There is no need for that. All you need is to discover what God has put on the inside of you and use it to bless your generation. Let someone benefit from your gifting. You can start from your little corner. If you enjoy singing, start from your group meetings, if you feel inclined to administration, start helping in your group or fellowship to put structures in place. That is a good way to developing your gift and pretty soon, what started small would snowball to the glory of God. Don’t fold your hands and think you are not important, because everyone will certainly give account of his/her talent before the Lord.
As for those who are already involved in the kingdom business, intensify your commitments and refuse to slowdown, because you can only work while it is day, for the night cometh when no one can work. Be assured that your labour of love will not go unrewarded. You will not labour for trouble. You will not be denied in Jesus name.
Further reading: Luke 19:12-17, 1 Corinthians 12:11-27, Hebrew 6:10 Daily Bible reading: Morning-2 Samuel 6-8, Evening-Luke 15:1-10