February 13, 2020

Earlier this week, Shannon sent me the following meditative article entitled: THAT’S NOT MY JOB! At first, it made my brain hurt but then I got it. I hope you get it too:

This is a story about four people named: Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

Sound familiar?

One of the true hallmarks of a Christian is the understanding that, if it is in the service of God, nothing is beneath us.

Jesus even went so far as to wash the disciple’s feet, which was the job of a lowly slave. He wasn’t concerned about putting on airs. He cared about service and so should we. I truly believe when the opportunity presents itself and we refuse to act, we disappoint the One who has saved us.

Immature Christians look at opportunities for service and say, “That’s not my job. Someone else will do it.” Mature Christians see the opportunity for service, roll up their sleeves, and get to it. That’s what God wants.

The writer of Hebrews said it like this: “God isn’t unjust so that he forgets your efforts and the love you have shown for his name’s sake when you served and continue to serve God’s holy people.” (Hebrews 6:10)

Today, you will have an opportunity to lighten someone’s heavy load. Don’t walk away, avoid, or ignore what’s right in front of you. Do your best to make a difference. God honors those who genuinely try.

Prayer: Dear Gracious Heavenly God, help me clearly see the opportunity for service that is in this day. Give me the resolve, wisdom, and strength needed to see it through. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

To follow Jesus is to serve. Don’t sit on the sidelines. Get in the game.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.
Tom Robbins