Thursday, February 5, 2009

Day 29 - Accepting Your Assignment

Created to Serve God
Day 29

Point to Ponder:
Service is not optional.

Verse to Remember: "For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advanced for us to do." Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)

Question to Consider: What is holding me back from accepting God's call to serve him?

"Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?"

Then I said, "Here am I. Send me!" Isaiah 6:8 (NASB)



  1. "We are only fully alive when we’re helping others." pg. 232. I remember for 2 years I hadn't done much with my life. I mean, my focus was raising the kids and working. I felt so empty inside. I remember telling Lynn I felt like I was just existing and not doing anything of value for God.

    What's holding me back? Time and Priority. It's easy to fall into the trap of keeping busy with tasks and not impacting the people around me. I need to consciously and deliberately find time and ways to serve God.

  2. I make a lot of excuses as to what's holding me back. Only one car- three kids, no babysitter, exhaustion, money......... and all of those are valid. But none of those can really hold me back completely.

    I have made efforts to start joining up and serving.... the accounting at church and helping with fireproof.... trying to be there for friends and fellow church goers.... but I can always do more. I need to not let excuses hold me back. I need to not let insecurities hold me back. Yes, I still have a lot to work on and I am very imperfect, but worrying about what others think and if they like me shouldn't ever stop me from serving. God knows I'm imperfect and he still wants to use me. And maybe by serving those imperfections will fade more into the distance. I can get really caught up in what others think or feel. Who cares? If someone doesn't like me serving in a certain area or doesn't appreciate me it doesn't matter. God likes it and he appreciates me. And none of my imperfections, however insurmountable I may feel they are, can keep me from being the servant God wants me to be.

  3. Sorry I'm late on a few replies... been gone for the weekend and also dealing with considerable stress lately.

    "What matters most is not the DURATION of your life, but the DONATION of it." I have such a hard time living for others. I'm still stuck on my desires and what I want for my life. It's easy to forget how quick and fleeting it really is, and if I only seek my own purpose I will have lived a shallow and pointless life.

    Besides my own selfishness I struggle with time management. I should focus more on reaching the lost and serving others instead of my own activities.