Think about a gloomy Saturday afternoon. You have the option to either use the day for cleaning or use the day to lounge around-what do you choose? Why do you make the choice you do? Are you cleaning because you want to make sure your home is clean or are you cleaning because you feel ashamed when you don’t? Are you choosing to lounge around because you had a hard week and you need the self-care or because you are just being lazy?
Neither choice is necessarily a bad thing, however, you must consider to whom you are making the choice. If you clean, is it out of service to your family? If you lounge around, is it for self-care and good mental health? Consider to who would be the beneficiary of the choice.
As you preach, as you write, as you serve in the 20 ministries at church-to whom are you dedicating your time, effort, and energy? Is it to the Pastor or to the fellow church members? Is it to the number of likes? Or is it unto the Lord?
Consider this exhortation:
If we are not serving the Lord, all this is in vain. Yes we want people to be drawn to Christ and sure, we enjoy helping others but our service must be to the Lord, alone. If we are more concerned with likes or people, your time and effort goes wasted. There is no one on the Earth that has a Heaven or a Hell to put us in, therefore, our service cannot and should not be unto anyone but the Lord, our God. He, alone, is the Author and Finisher of our faith. He, alone, is Alpha and Omega. He, alone, deserves all of the glory.
Unto the Lord is our life’s mission statement. Unto the Lord is the reason behind our decisions. We clean because in our service to our families, we are working unto the Lord. We take care of ourselves with mental health days because we are attending to our temple for the Lord’s sake. Unto the Lord has to be our drive or we are working in vain.
Why are you doing what you do-unto man or unto the Lord?
Peace and Blessings