When you serve,sometimes you are follow even if you don’t understand.2 Kings 2:6 Then Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here, for the LORD has told me to go to the Jordan River.” But again Elisha replied, “As surely as the LORD lives and you yourself live, I will never leave you.” So they went on together.
Because of his commitment, Elisha inherited his mentor’s cloak. 2 Kings 2:13 Elisha picked up Elijah’s cloak, which had fallen when he was taken up. Then Elisha returned to the bank of the Jordan River.
Everybody want to be a leader and few are prepared to follow. Matthew 19:30 But many who are the greatest now will be least important then, and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then. Many people want to be served than to serve. Matthew 23:11 But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.
Mark 10:45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” How many pastors, politician, managers or business people serves the people who are with them. Today instead of serving, these positions gives power to abuse people.
Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
What separate us in our serving duties, is determination.
2 Kings 2:2 And Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here, for the LORD has told me to go to Bethel.” But Elisha replied, “As surely as the LORD lives and you yourself live, I will never leave you!” So they went down together to Bethel.
Be in one accord with your spiritual mentor. Amos 3:3 Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?
When you are a worshipper and you are neglecting worshipping God, God can also put your career on hold. You can act religious yet deny the gift within you. 2 Timothy 3:5 They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that! The bible says prosper first in the spirit. Take care of God’s things and He’ll take care of yours. Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
When you are a husband or wife and serving your spouse, it affects your growth and God can even allow divorce or separation for you to feel the pain of being alone. Marriage is a gift else everybody would be married. The bible says don’t deny the other except when you both and agree and it must temporary.1 Corinthians 7:3-7 Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. But I say this as a concession, not as a commandment. For I wish that all men were even as I myself. But each one has his own gift from God, one in this manner and another in that. God commands blessings where there is harmony
When Jonah ran away from his responsibility he not affected himself but put others in danger. Jonah 1:14Then they cried out to the LORD, Jonah’s God. “O LORD,” they pleaded, “don’t make us die for this man’s sin. And don’t hold us responsible for his death. O LORD, you have sent this storm upon him for your own good reasons.”
You are not called unto yourself but others.1 Timothy 3:13 Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus
2 Kings 2:9 When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?” “Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied.
Matthew 20:28 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Your gift and blessings are not for you but you are to serve God’s people.
John 21:16 Jesus repeated the question: “Simon son of John, do you love me?” “Yes, Lord,” Peter said, “you know I love you.” “Then take care of my sheep,” Jesus said.