As you serve under the servants of God, ask for wisdom to be able to serve faithfully. Servanthood requires anointing. Servants of God are human beings, because of the close relationship with them, you’ll also know their weaknesses but the weaknesses must not change how you see them. David understood this while serving under Saul, in the mist of all challenges, he continued to respect him. 1 Samuel 24:5-6 But then David’s conscience began bothering him because he had cut Saul’s robe. He said to his men, “The LORD forbid that I should do this to my lord the king. I shouldn’t attack the LORD’s anointed one, for the LORD himself has chosen him.”
When Moses decide to marry the Ethiopian woman, Aaron and Miriam spoke against him and said things which angered God. There is our thoughts and there is the thought of God. Numbers 12:8 I speak with him face to face, Even plainly, and not in dark sayings; And he sees the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant Moses?”
David is perhaps a perfect example of the weaknesses that the elect can have yet God continues to use them and hold them dear. 2 Samuel 11:2 Late one afternoon, after his midday rest, David got out of bed and was walking on the roof of the palace. As he looked out over the city, he noticed a woman of unusual beauty taking a bath.
Ask God to give you a disciplined mind so that your thoughts about your master are always positive. Sometimes they may deal with you in an unfair manner like Saul did to David. As you serve, it’s not everyday where it will be all smiles sometimes, there will be disagreements but always remember why you met.
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