We get weighed down by life's demands more often than we may want to admit. Sometimes we are ready to serve others outside of our families before we are ready to serve our own family on a daily basis. We get weary of doing the everyday chores. I mean really- how many times do we wash the same glass and dish? I just can't wash silverware, and I am so thankful for my husband who helps me with dishes. Can we talk about laundry? There are a lot of naked children in the world because their laundry is all over the place. Who are we really doing all this for?
Would we do everything that we are weary of for our mom or dad? for our best friend? Sometimes our earthly relationships are not enough to motivate us, but would we do it for God? Of course we would. I recently had a conversation with a friend about a certain task; he was electing to not participate in this event. I was disheartened to say the least. As we discussed the event, I asked him "Would you do it if God were asking you to?" His immediate response was, "Yes!"
So often we don't consider the "who" we are responding to- we don't consider who is really asking. I am the first to sigh when asked to do a task that I really don't want. A task in the world of technology is simple for me, yet it is a huge task to the seniors in my world, and as technology begins to take over, they need more and more help. It is not my favorite to always help them understand it, but for God, and God alone, I always show up with a heart to serve and a smile.
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men. Colossians 3:23
So, let us labor with a good heart, find the joy in serving others, and take the task at hand and put it in the right perspective, and move forward as unto the Lord, and not unto men.
Lord, help us today- help us everyday to move forward in whatever task you are asking of us with joy in serving others. Let us labor with a good heart and keep our eyes and perspective on you. Amen.