29. Accepting Your Assignment


God didn’t make you to get ‘the most out of life’. God designed you to make a difference with your life.  

You were created to serve God.
Whenever you serve others in any way, you are actually serving God. This gives your life significance and value.

We don't serve God out of guilt or fear or even duty, but out of joy, and deep gratitude for what he's done for us. We owe him our lives. Paul concluded “Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to his service”.

"Ministry" is not just for pastors, priests, and professional clergy,. Every Christian is called to be a minister, and when you're serving, you're ministering. We are blessed to be a blessing. There are no insignificant ministries in the church. Some are visible and some are behind the scenes, but all are valuable. How much of the time are you being useful in the service of God?

You are commanded to serve God.
For Christians, service is not optional; it is the heart of the Christian life. This doesn’t mean going to yet another Bible study; you already know far more than that you are putting into practice. What you need is serving experiences. God wants you to learn to love and serve others unselfishly.

Preparing for eternity
At the end of your life on earth, each of us will have to give a personal account to God, and He is going to evaluate how well you served others with your life. One day God will compare how much time and energy we spent on ourselves compared with what we invested in serving others. At that point, all our excuses for self-centeredness will sound hollow.

Service and significance
God wants to use you to make a difference in his world. He wants to work through you. Service is the pathway to real significance. It is through ministry that we discover the meaning of our lives. As we serve God, our lives take on eternal importance. God will use you, if you stop making excuses.


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


Verse to Remember:
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Ephesians 2:10