Romans 8:22-25
We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

In a world where success needs to be measured, I often get caught up in the rat race even when it comes to my spiritual life. This morning was one of those days when I prayed asking God to enhance or improve my ministry of His Word because I felt that I was not effective and lives didn’t seem to be touched. I was corrected by Him immediately as He let me know that I was serving him and he was the one who determined success, not me. God orchestrates human thought and creates opportunities for the lost to hear his voice and we as servants of God are called to serve him faithfully. Why is it so hard for me to understand for I have often visited these crossroads in my faith walk?

As the earth quakes and groans in anticipation of the coming King, all mankind seem to be asking and wondering who or what is in control and what next? We Christians know the truth and are eager to be redeemed from the darkness of this world and have our hope in Jesus’ return. If our hope shifts from an unseen goal (His return) to measureable goals as I had this morning, there seems to be nothing to look forward to and we are soon lost like the world. We therefore need to refocus our hope in Jesus’ coming and serve him faithfully without counting the cost or measuring the results.

In His Loving Service,
ServantBoy

Comments
  1. Vineet, I heard someone claiming in the Word. He said…why have we received the same wage as the ones who came in at mid-day and another, almost at the end? You see, this story in the Bible warns us to do our part without comparing ourselves with another or our ability. Do your part, Vineet…because you will be surprised when you get to heaven. We will all receive the same wages. That’s what Jesus said.

    Keep your ministry focused, ALWAYS!

    Gladwell

  2. ServantBoy says:

    Gladwell, Thank you for the gentle counsel. Yes, I do know this but sometimes fall back in my ways and have to be corrected by the Lord. I look forward to being in the presence of the Lord not to count my blessings but just to praise His name for what He has done for me.
    Vineet

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