Galatians 1:10 “Am I now trying to get people to think well of me? Or do I want God to think well of me? Am I trying to please people? If I were, I would not be serving Christ.” ~NIRV
When I sang my first solo at church, I was very nervous. I look back on that and my thoughts were, “Will they think I can’t sing?” “If I hit the wrong note, will they ever let me hear the end of it?”
In my fear, I had forgotten the reason why I sang in the first place. You see, before I started singing, I prayed. My prayer was for God to allow me a chance to use the voice He gave me to bring hope and spread the good news in song. To sing praises to Him. In other words my intent for my actions was for the kingdom.
The purpose is always for the kingdom. Making disciples is ‘Word’ that we follow in Matthew 28:19-20. In order to stay strong, and fight the tactics of the enemy we must remember who we work for and whom we serve. That, my brothers and sisters, is God.
When I was nervous about singing I forgot who I was really serving; as I was serving the people around me. I took my focus off the mission and focused on the people. When I did that, I failed to leave any room for God to perform His miracle, (through me), on those who prayed to Him for deliverance.
Remember, as you live for Christ, allow Him to live in you by focusing on the fact that it is not you by yourself witnessing in hope; but God’s power perfected in your actions that perform the actual miracle. Don’t stand in the way of that. Stick with the statement from the scripture, “…I want God to think well of me…” You do that and you will stay focused on your mission in serving Christ.
May God continue to give you strength, courage and wisdom on your journey in Jesus name.
Authors Billy & Yolanda
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