Serving God

Serving God is not the calling for the few but the commandment for all. When once He has saved your life, then you belong to Him. He has a purpose and a plan for your life written before time began and just waiting for you to step into it.

Be the one that God can use to build His kingdom. “The Lord wants to use you for special purposes, so make yourself clean from all evil. Then you will be holy, and the Master can use you. You will be ready for any good work” (2 Timothy 2:21 ERV).

Serving God is not a title you have but the way in which you live your life. You should look expectantly for what God puts in front of you and then know that He would have you do it. It is rarely a grand thing that God asks you to do by earthly standards, but heaven is waiting to see if you will respond.

You don’t need a title to be used by God. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10 NKJV).

Serving God does not mean you will work in the church or for a ministry. Some of God’s greatest workers spend all their time serving Him by caring for their children or their grandchildren. Generational service is greater because the results extend well beyond your years on earth.

If generational blessings weren’t passed down to you, then see to it that they start with you. “Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments” (Deuteronomy 7:9 NKJV).

Serving God is not a single ministry for a lifetime but a daily calling that you would respond to. God may place you in roles for a season, but His desire is that you would serve Him no matter the place He has you now. So long as you have breath, He has a purpose for you here on earth.

Your ministry is to every person who crosses your path. “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another” (1 Peter 4:10 NLT).

Serving God does not depend on your abilities but on your willingness. God can supply whatever you need except for your willingness to receive it. The one thing we can give to God is our trust. The less you rely on yourself, the more that God can do through you.

The call of God is never dependent on the abilities of man but only on his willingness to serve. “For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what one has, and not according to what he does not have” (2 Corinthians 8:12 NKJV).

Serving God cannot be done when you’re really serving yourself. The more you try to raise yourself up before people, the more God will need to knock you back down. At least be honest in what you are doing, even if it runs counter to the humble life God wants you to live.

We hurt the Lord when we walk beneath our calling. “…walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:1-3 NKJV).

Serving God has nothing to do with what you might earn but everything to do with all that you owe God. Jesus Christ bought your eternal life with His blood, and there is nothing you can do to repay Him. But it is your eternal duty and blessing to serve Him in all that you do.

If you have given your life to Christ, then stop trying to take it back. “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NKJV).

Serving God should never be dependent on those things you are willing to do. It is God who calls you, and from there, it is your job to do what He says. Often he will choose the menial tasks so that He can discover whether you are ruled by your pride or truly serving Him to His glory.

The lack of Kingdom work is not because Christians won’t do the big things, but they won’t do the small things. Jesus taught, “If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all” (Mark 9:35 NKJV).

Serving God is the greatest privilege given to us by a God who chooses to work through us. When once you are willing to be used by Him, it will be there that the adventure begins. Sometimes the greatest adventure of all is simply falling to your knees and praying to the God of the galaxies.

The question is never if He is calling, but will you listen? You only need to say, “yes, Lord,” and then the adventure will begin. “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’ Then I said, ‘Here am I! Send me’” (Isaiah 6:8 NKJV).

Be the Isaiah unto this generation.

Blessings to you,

Paul Balius

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