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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Making Time to Serve at Work

In review of Galatians 6:3 it says, “If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important” (NLT).

Galatians 6:2-3
Share other's burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. If I think I'm too important to help someone, I'm only fooling myself. I'm not that important!

I should never think that I can be totally independent and not need help from others. In additional I should never feel excused from the tasking of helping others. The body of Christ only functions when the members work together for the common good. If I see someone in need or could use correction or even encouragement, I need to humbly and gently reach out them and offer to assist or list their load.

God isn’t impressed with my status. He’s impressed with my service. Galatians 6:3 says, “If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important” (NLT).

I’m here on Earth to serve. If I want my work to be a ministry, I have to be willing to lend a helping hand in a practical way—and I can assist people in hundreds of ways. Helping others doesn’t have to be complicated. Just use what I know how to do to help others. That’s called ministry! Every opportunity to meet a need is simply a way to show God’s love. This is true even—and especially—when it comes to my workplace and my co-workers.

Jesus said, “Your attitude must be like my own, for I, the Messiah, did not come to be served, but to serve” (Matthew 20:28 TLB).

It’s my nature to want to be served and to want people to wait on me. I want people to do things for me. Yet the mark of a Christian is the desire to serve. The Spirit of Christ is service and giving yourself away.

It’s easy for me to think, “But I’ve got problems, too. I’ve got things to do. I’ve got goals to achieve. I don’t have time for ministry.” If I don’t have time to help anybody else, my life is too self-centered. It’s that simple. God did not put me here to live only for myself. If I’m too busy for ministry, then I am just too busy.

Being a follower of Christ means accepting people unconditionally, affirming people continually, and assisting people eagerly. God wants me to help others.

Bottom Line:
If you think you are better than others, you really aren’t.

What this means to me:
If I think I'm more important than I really am, I'm only deceiving myself.

In summary, I should never think that I don't need help, nor should I feel that I should be excused from helping others. If I see someone in need, I need to humbly and gently reach out and offer to assist. After all, God is not impressed with my status, He's impressed with my service. I'm here to serve. Jesus my Messiah, did not come to be served, but to serve. It just happens to be my nature to want to be served, yet the mark of Christ's follower is the desire to serve. It is service and giving myself away. If I don't have time to help anybody else, my life is just too self-centered. God wants me to help others.

Father I thank you for this reminder today, especially as I struggle with my time and seems like the constant demand for assistance. I pray this morning that you help me consider my time and to be of service. I ask for your wisdom and guidance in handling my day and work. Help me to lead and respond to others well. In Jesus name I pray, amen!

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