God loves us so much and truly want the best for us. Every word in the bible isn’t to condemn but to bring out the best in us, therefore we shouldn’t have the mindset of doing God a “favour” when working for Him. Infact, it is a privilege to work in the Kingdom of God. From the head pastor to the cleaner; same privileges come to us when we play our part with all of our heart.
In the bible, David passed on the building of God’s temple to his son as per God. (1 Chronicles 28:3 & 6).
When time came for Solomon to build the temple, he understood the importance of the task. He was overjoyed that he was chosen to build a dwelling place for the most high. He didn’t think he was doing God a favour neither did he murmur excuses. He knew mere earthly materials would never be befitting for the dwelling of the King of Kings, nevertheless with a humbled heart he honoured God by choosing the best materials to build.
1 Kings 8:27 & 28
“But will God indeed dwell on earth? Behold, heaven and the heavens of heaven cannot contain You. How much less this temple which I have built! (28) Yet regard the prayer of Your servant and his supplication…….”
Solomon was humbled in his work for God. We rarely see this kind of attitude in the church these present times. A lot of us are stingy with our talent and gift because we feel it benefits the pastor or someone else (I’ve been there). We unashamedly express our arrogance towards ministry work.
Who are you really working for? Yourself or God? Never forget the talent was given to you by God to honour Him in the first place. Don’t be so caught up with exaltations from men that you loose sight of your purpose.
If your ego won’t allow you to do the work of God selflessly, honey let go of that position and allow someone else to bless the kingdom with their gift.
Also know that, it is not about the quantity of work you do for God, but the quality.
For instance doing charity work is great however it is the heart behind that counts. As a believer, it is ungodly for one to do charity work solely for the purpose of self recognition or fame. On the other hand, when one carries out the smallest kindness yet with a heart filled with love and to the glory of God, it automatically becomes a blessing.
“I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind. Even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings”.
Working in the Kingdom of God can be challenging at times hence why one must pray for strength daily. Feeling overwhelmed? That’s okay, just focus on loving God and you will be filled with the joy to do His work.
May we always work to the glory of God and not ourselves.
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going” .
I’m praying for you.