“Unless you are faithful in small matters, you won’t be faithful in large ones. If you cheat even a little, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.” Luke 16:10
Servants do every task with equal dedication. Whatever they do, servants “do it with all their heart” Colossians 3:23
Today I want to focus on “the little things”. Here is a picture of our guard dog, Ruthie, you can see the joy on her doggie face as she is chomping on a new bone! She gets fed twice a day, fresh water, but the little treat of a bone just once in a while totally brightens her life!
This got me to contemplating the small things in life. I once supervised a teacher who would not clean up messes, (after leaving pre-schoolers with paint and no supervision) she would not do anything she thought a “teacher” should not do. It was beneath her to clean, change, or do anything else but teach. As you can imagine, this did not sit well with me as that is a small part of working with toddlers!
I believe in WHATEVER we do, we should do it with joy, it should not be beneath any of us to do whatever is needed in any situation in our path. Look at Jesus, HE was the one who washed the disciples feet as an example that no job was too menial for a true servant. As a mother, pre-school teacher, and director of ministries there have been many opportunities to practice this. I have to say, I have not always been the servant that I wished that I was. But God is showing me and growing me in ways I could never imagine in younger years.
People, God is making us into the leaders He wants us to be and I believe that the first step in that process is to be a “servant leader”. I know much has been said about servant leadership, but how much is truly practiced?
My point for today is this: Do you do WHATEVER IT TAKES with a cheerful heart and spirit? Do you do EVERYTHING like you work for the Creator of the Universe? Is there a heart-change or a humbling required?
This blog is about a matter that I have found ever prevalent in my journey to set the example for young people. More important than your education, your aptitude or talent for a given career, social interaction, or indeed parenting is your heart and dedication to following Jesus” example. He is the boss, the unseen listener and viewer of how we use the gifts HE gave us. Thank you Tina for this reminder. The example of the dog is that he does not feel entitled to that bone, however once he has it he will be thankful and content. Oh that we could remember to feel that way. God bless you and Dan and your ongoing ministry in Nigeria and here on Facebook. You are the Best. xo