Some time ago in my walk, I kept saying to God, I want to do more, Lord this is not enough. And God being who He is, would give me tasks all the time. Not once did I notice the task simply because I was looking for something BIG to do. I was looking for something that I thought would give me a BIG check mark in God’s book. However, I failed to realize that God is not looking for us to showcase our love on a shelf like a trophy; our love should be real, even if no one is looking or even if no one knows.
As I write this I think about how Jesus felt about people praying in the temple so that others could see it. In Matthew he said “and when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray in the synagogues and on the streets in order to be seen by others.” As followers of Christ, we should avoid this at all cost because the reward of men is nothing compared to the glory God gets when we serve with a sincere heart.
When God lays something on our hearts or prompts us to do something, we should not seek the approval and reward of man. Caution. This causes lots of trouble. Why? Simply put…it takes the focus off the service and puts the attention on the person. And who is left out the picture? Jesus. I learned a huge lesson from this-God’s glory and honor belongs to Him. When we obey Him, live for Him, and draw others close to Him through our love and actions, He is GLORIFIED!
Father God, we honor You and love You for Your Word and life lessons. In all we do, help us to be wise in our service to others so that You can be glorified. Help us to put You first always as You order our steps each day. In Jesus Name!
Remember, it’s a faith journey, y’all. No matter where you are in the hustle of life, you gotta have faith!