Good Monday Morning!
Hey people! Happy new month…whoop whoop! God has been good to us. Some days we go through inexpressible pain, but our Father never leaves. He always brings comfort to our hearts; always!
Let’s go right into today’s message. Be blessed as you read.
Matthew 24: 45-51 (Message Bible)
“Who here qualifies for the job of overseeing the kitchen? A person the Master can depend on to feed the workers on time each day. Someone the Master can drop in on unannounced and always find him doing his job. A God-blessed man or woman, I tell you. It won’t be long before the Master will put this person in charge of the whole operation.
But if that person only looks out for himself, and the minute the Master is away does what he pleases-abusing the help and throwing drunken parties for his friends- the Master is going to show up when he least expects it and make hash of him. He’ll end up in the dump with the hypocrites, out in the cold shivering, teeth chattering.”
I read this verse this morning and it meant so much to me. The beauty of the Bible is how a verse can mean different things to you at various times. Today, a sentence jumped at me from these verses. A PERSON THE MASTER CAN DEPEND ON TO FEED THE WORKERS ON TIME EACH DAY.
If you’re a worker in any sense of the word (banker, auditor, blogger, writer, speaker, artist) that automatically means you’re serving a particular set of people. For example, a banker serves those who keep their money in the bank.
However, since I am a blogger, I understood it in the blogger terms. ‘Bolaji, do you feed your readers on time each day?
In my student perspective, I understood it as ‘Bolaji, do you read, revise and submit your assignments on time?’
If we go back to the verse shared above, we will see that God is asking us to serve in a different way from now. Do it like He’s right there watching you. (because, He actually is!)
Eye-service is the worst of the worst ways to serve. Don’t work in church because you want your pastor to notice. Remember that even your Pastor serves the same Master you do and the Master will judge based on what He sees and not what the Pastor sees.
At work, do you also serve unseriously because you believe the ‘real work’ isn’t yours? It’s not your company, so you can’t go and kill yourself!
“It won’t be long before the Master will put this person in charge of the whole operation.” This phrase relates with those who serve with all they’ve got, whether or not the Master is watching. I remember after a church program, whilst going home in a ‘free-ride’, the man told my friend and I how it’s the gift of a man that paves way for him. He said he started working in the banking industry with a menial salary; but he always put in his all! He didn’t even know that the bosses were watching, but through the years he has become a boss himself because he served wholeheartedly!
Whatever field you’re currently in; please, serve wholeheartedly! The Master can show up at any minute. And if by chance the earthly masters never notice how good you serve, remember that the heavenly Master (who never ever owes anyone) will someday soon repay you!
Serve with everything in you. God is right there watching…
Have a pleasant week and month ahead!
Please, remember to share with a friend if this word blessed you. Pass the blessings to another…
I’m so sorry I haven’t been sharing pictures. My phone, which I normally use to post no longer posts pictures since i changed it. Sigh
Things have been happening o. Last week was filled with activities. GEMGirl, an initiative for girls and women which I co-own had it’s first project on breast cancer and it was successful! God showed Himself mighty. Yesterday was also my church’s 10th anniversary here and it was super! Plenty work, but still super. Lol.
Read another post on serving here: Ministry.
May lines fall for you in pleasant places! Amen.
Plenty Plenty Plenty love,