Exodus 23:25-26 -And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and He shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.

Friend, everybody is serving in one capacity or another but not all services rendered are with the right motive. Some people are doing the right thing but at the wrong place. For example, Jonah was travelling but in the wrong direction. God needed his service at Nineveh but he was heading to Tarshish. Some are doing it grudgingly and complaining, so, they have no reward for their service.

There is a pattern, manner and place of service that God has apportioned to all of us and we must be very conscious of that. Paul said,  “I have not disobeyed the heavenly vision.” God has given us a vision and a place to carry out the vision. He has also made it clear to us the kind of attitude with which He wants us to carry out our respective duties.

It is important we do God’s work God’s way or else, we will rob ourselves of the returns He has put in place for us. God has not told you to seek Him in vain – there is a blessing attached. I have observed that every time God tells me to do something for Him, it is because He is setting me up for promotion and another level of glory. So, start by being sure of what God wants you to do and how He wants you to do it and equally important is where He wants you to do Him service.

In this ministry, God leads us through His Spirit to give responsibilities to people, but the quality of their service depends on each individual. Consequently, each person writes his/her cheque with God by reason of his/her service.

I have met people that complained that God was not showing up for them only to discover that they were actually not doing what He commanded. They were only doing what they, themselves deemed fit. They are self-led and not God-led.

My question for you today is, in what capacity are you serving God or are you not serving God at all? If you’re not serving God presently, get up and use your gifts and abilities to His glory. If you are already serving God, are you bringing pleasure through your service to God and the people you are working under and with? If not, make a change and begin again by making your service God-led.


For Further Study:

  • 2Chronicles 26:5; Ephesians 6:5-8

Personal declaration for the day:

  • I will serve the Lord with a singleness of heart and purpose.

Questions for you to reflect on:

  • How can you describe your service to God: is it God’s way or your way?