Colossians 3:23

"Whatever you do work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men"
 
This is one of my favorite verses and one that I have tried to apply in everything I do. Ministry isn't as easy as some might think. There isn't a magic formula to get it all right. There's  a lot of rejection from people that are all on the same path and yet see things differently. There's also this whole job area of ministry some people fall into. They put themselves into the job of ministry but not into the ministry itself.  I've been on that side of ministry too. Sometimes we can make our ministry programs so well oiled that God just can't move. We miss the opportunity to allow people to be themselves and serve with all their flaws. Saying, 'We don't expect perfection, but you better give it to us'. There seems to be these unwritten rules that nobody talks about.
As a Christian I have seen the ugly of ministry and God has had to bring me back to his focus, to work for him and not for man. That is so hard for me, I want to be accepted, liked and trusted, but whenever I feel insecure and start working for man everything crumbles. "Whatever you do work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men".  Man will always let you down, find fault, use and even abuse you but God will stand by you, teach you and lead you. 

I'm where God wants me. I know what he has called me to do. I go off the path at times and serve man but God is always there to pick me back up and teach me yet again a lesson of humility.  All my hard work belongs to him. I don't need the glory here on earth, I don't need the pats on the back and I don't need anyone's approval. I just need to know I'm doing what God called me to do, in the way he called me to do it. I need to work hard, give him my best and be an example of his never ending love. I need to be "Who I Am" in him, the rest always takes care of itself.

6 comments

  • Jane

    Jane

    I know that I am where God wants me to be too!

    I know that I am where God wants me to be too!

  • Betty Hight

    Betty Hight

    Oh my..I am so blessed with you music..your words has touched my soul...Love it..Love You...Blessing sweet Leah!!!

    Oh my..I am so blessed with you music..your words has touched my soul...Love it..Love You...Blessing sweet Leah!!!

  • Dawn Tovar

    Dawn Tovar

    I love your positive attitude, Leah! I can say, since I've gotten to know you as my CC group leader and fb friend, you've been very uplifting and encouraging, to me, in my own personal life! And...I love your music!! ♫ ♪ ♫ Keep up your great work in the Lord, Leah!

    I love your positive attitude, Leah! I can say, since I've gotten to know you as my CC group leader and fb friend, you've been very uplifting and encouraging, to me, in my own personal life!

    And...I love your music!! ♫ ♪ ♫

    Keep up your great work in the Lord, Leah!

  • Leah

    Leah

    Thank you Betty for the encouraging words. Thanks for being a blessings!

    Thank you Betty for the encouraging words. Thanks for being a blessings!

  • Leah

    Leah

    WOW Dawn, I don't know what to say. Thank you so much for sharing your heart. I'm so glad I've been able to get to know you too. You have always been a great encouragement to me in igroup by just taking part. Praying God's blessings over you and your family!

    WOW Dawn, I don't know what to say. Thank you so much for sharing your heart. I'm so glad I've been able to get to know you too. You have always been a great encouragement to me in igroup by just taking part. Praying God's blessings over you and your family!

  • Cathy Grubbs

    Cathy Grubbs

    Thank you for sharing yourself with all of us. I love you as a cousin, a person, a sister, and just for you. You are our inspiration. Love you forever & always!! God bless keep up the great work!!

    Thank you for sharing yourself with all of us. I love you as a cousin, a person, a sister, and just for you. You are our inspiration.
    Love you forever & always!!
    God bless keep up the great work!!

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