Monday, January 11, 2016

DAILY DEVO... You are someone!


As a pastor's wife, one of the most repeated statements that I hear is, "we should do this at our church!" Just this past week, I heard that 4 different times! Praise God for new ideas!

I love hearing new ideas and what I love even more is when someone not only thinks of a new idea but has a plan to implement it.

Years ago, a pastor I sat under often would say, "Somebody needs to do this ...AND YOU are somebody!" Not only would he say this from the pulpit but he expected if you came to him about an idea, you were saying you would be the one to take charge!

If only that was the way it worked. Lol (and all ministry leaders say amen right here!) Here's the thing about servanthood...we must all realize two things:

1. We are ALL called to serve.
2. We are to do every task, no matter the size, with all that we have.

The size of the task is really irrelevant; whether it be cleaning the toilets at church to leading worship every Sunday; the important thing to ask is, "does it need to be done?"

God will never excuse us of the little, mundane tasks that need to be accomplished. In fact it is in the little tasks that our character is defined to handle the bigger tasks...

"Unless you are faithful in small matters, you won’t be faithful in large ones. If you cheat even a little, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.” (Luke 16:10) 

Great opportunities are often disguised in small packages. Paul gathered wood for a fire to keep everyone warm after a shipwreck. (Acts 28:3). Don't you know he was as equally as worn out as everyone else, but he did what was needed to be done.

I don't know what little thing (or big thing) that God is showing you that someone needs to do, but remember, God made YOU a SOMEONE!

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