Good Service….where’s the Tip? ?

What and who do you serve…..more importantly why are you serving? I think it can be very challenging at times when your serving others and ask well is there a tip somewhere? Where do we expect the tip to come from? Often times, when serve God we feel like we walk away empty handed. I don’t think it’s because we are good or bad. Sometimes you have to ask why am I really serving AND am I really serving God….or do i just want him to answer my prayers? Expectations can sometimes lead us to this train of thought…..I expect a return (a tip) for my service. Letting go of expectations from people and waiting on God can be very trying at times. Look at all the people Jesus healed all the miracles he preformed then look at how many people stood with him when he was on the cross….it was only 3 i believe. ….then look at the number of miracles. The scales were grossly unbalanced and yet he continued to serve. He didn’t make it about himself he did it for others right to the end……can we say the same?

4 thoughts on “Good Service….where’s the Tip? ?

  1. Hey girl,

    Good morning. ☀️ I just read your blog. It really gives me food for thought. I am grateful for our chat yesterday and hope you don’t feel that way in regards to our convo from yesterday. Lol.

    Just to add some thoughts to what you wrote…

    I think you are remaining faithful and in Him and this is what he asks of us. The return on investment is higher than what we see at first. I get your question about “am I really serving him or just want him to answer me?” I think the answer is that, yes, of course we all want God to answer our prayers but when you let the holy spirit lead it doesn’t become about us anymore. It’s ridding ourselves of the self — which can be hard. I swerve in and out of operating in the spirit and flesh more than I’d like to admit.

    Jesus came not to be served but to serve and that is probably the most amazing aspect of him aside from the fact that he is Lord. He laid down the self at the cross and in his daily dealings with others. The only time he was really seemingly “selfish” (not really) was when he went away to pray alone.

    Your comment at the end is so true and something to hone in on and sit with for a while. It will be my meditation and takeaway for today so thank you for this. It *was* grossly imbalanced. Sometimes I can easily operate out of “well, what have they done for me?” And other times I just do it to do it for God. Two ways of operation. I think if one is operating out of doing it for something in return that will reveal itself over time in the forms of resentment and fatigue. To operate from the former is to let God use us and the blessings will come in whichever way He wants. We can be sure that He will satisfy us beyond what we can comprehend and that is a promise that only God can give us. In Deuteronomy 31:6 he tells us “Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you, nor abandon you. ” (NLT). When I really sit and meditate on those words I have absolutely nothing to fear. I don’t know why I added this but it is better than eating breakfast. lol.

    Jesus asks us to operate out of the latter and although you may not see it now you are storing up riches in heaven and not on this earth. Everything on earth will fade out — your service to Him will not go unnoticed and will not be forgotten. God bless you friend. ❤️

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      1. Thanks. Thank you for your awesome blog!

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