Scripture teaches us to do anything we do enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men.  What is the difference between doing something for people and doing something for God?

When you do something for people they will invariably let you down.  They will disappoint you, frustrate you, and betray you.  When this happens, it is easy to let our desire fade and our effort slide.  However, when it is the love of God that motivates us to serve, to give, and to love, then we will give our very best. 

So, in consideration of all our Lord has done for us, what will be our response?  We are to love our spouses, not as they deserve, but as Christ commands.  We are to treat others, not as they treat us, but with the love of Christ.  We are to labor, not in accordance with how we are treated by our employer, but by faith in the provision of God.

Therefore, let us not give just enough to get by, but let us give our very best.  This applies to everything in our lives, but how much more so in the body of Christ.  I see so many times today people serving in positions of leadership in their church and giving just a mediocre effort at best.  Many times they feel they were pressed into service and that they are doing something either unimportant, unappreciated, or not something they wanted to do.  But, the Scripture doesn’t say do only what you want to do with excitement and vigor.  We are to do ALL things eagerly as an offering to our Lord.

Working for God gives us proper perspective on our why.  Why do we give our best?  Because He gave His best for us!  We serve and give in light of all He has done for us.  He is worthy of our very best effort.  This is how worship becomes more than the songs we sing on Sunday mornings, and offerings more than money in the collection plate.  We worship God and offer a sacrifice of praise to Him when we give our very best efforts in all that we do. 

So, in your daily journey this month, concentrate on giving your very best effort to please God and not to please men.  Take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way by giving your very best in loving praise to the One who gave His all for you.  In doing so, you will be warming up for heaven where you and I will one day serve our God forever. 

Rev. C. Justin Randolph
Senior Pastor
Zion Hill Baptist Church

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