I do a lot of things. I manage a house and kids by myself while my husband is deployed. I work. I serve. I could go on and on. I’m sure most of you could, too.
I know that most of you church-goers are very familiar with the 80/20 concept. If not, Google it. Which are you? I can’t say that I am getting burned out from serving, it’s just so frustrating to see people who don’t. I hear excuses… “I’m not good at that”… “I do enough, let someone else do it”… “I forgot”… “They don’t need my help”… well, I’m here to tell you that it’s all a load of crap.
I do a lot of things, I serve every way that I can and I can tell you… it’s not enough. I could do more. There’s always an opportunity! There are plenty of things that I am not good at doing, but it’s not an excuse to not do them. It’s an opportunity to learn. The more you do it, the better you get at it.
I know that this probably sounds like a rant… maybe it is. I just know that as God’s people, we should never get tired of ministering to others… there is never an “enough.” Sometimes, I get frustrated at what others aren’t doing, but I point my focus back to God. I realize that I want everyone around me to feel God’s love through me. I will never get tired of that. God’s love is so immense; there will never be an “enough.”
It’s not easy. Sometimes, I barely squeeze in time to take someone a meal or send a card to someone that’s hurting, but God always works it out. He always makes it happen. We just have to have a willing heart and He will use us for His glory. Sometimes, you get a glimmer of what you mean to others and you realize that what you do really matters.
Are you letting Him use you? Are you letting Him use you to your fullest capacity? Or have you decided that you’ve done enough?
“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.” Romans 12:11