Faithful Servant 

One of the toughest things in this life is to be loyal. The next thing, outside of loyalty, is to have that turn into faithfulness that will extend to another person or cause.

I have found such a cause in Christ and the service of His Church. I don’t run it;  I just have my one faction or department and do as best I can to do it as asked.

One of the most quoted scriptures about servanthood and faithfulness is found in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 23, verse 11:

There is profound power in service. There is nobility in servanthood. There is an aversion to servanthood because it forces you to go outside of yourself and consider things and responsibilities which may not immediately benefit you.

In the satisfaction of the immediate, servanthood is seen as something to scowl at and look down your nose about. And to be asked to remain in a position that may not be beneficial or seen often? That’s hard for anyone to do, even those of the faith.

However, the key to this is faith and the strength to keep believing. Being faithful to anything demands you believe your involvement will be an asset—that there will be investment and dividends from it.

Being called a faithful servant requires stamina towards the goal of the vision you agreed to assist with.

The vision, the mission that I am involved with, is the The Great Commission—with the single goal being to tell everyone about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, no matter who or where they are.

The vision of servanthood in Christ involves, and can never be separated from, belief on something outside of yourself which is independent of all the people that believe otherwise.

I want to be able to continue to commit my life to this service. I want to be transparent in that service, admitting when and why I messed up as well as what motivated me not to quit when life would have been easier had I done so.

Faithful servanthood doesn’t require perfection; it requires presence and persistence. It requires humility to do what needs to be done if no one but you knows or sees it. It requires a disciplined grace to grant forgiveness to people who aren’t aware of what you are assigned to do as well as the dedication to fulfill it.

Hands can always find something to do, but you will have to want to do it…even when you can’t tweet about it.

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