Apostle Grace Lubega
2 Corinthians 12:15 (KJV), And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.
While growing up in the things of the Spirit, I met people who had to be pleaded with to serve in Church.
They were begged to play the piano because they were the best players available or to lead worship because they had such wonderful voices.
But these individuals were only gifted; they were not mature in the things of God.
A mature man can never be told to serve; he serves because he understands the demands of the gospel.
He knows that service to God is the greatest privilege on the surface of the earth.
He leads worship with this understanding; he teaches and wins souls with this mindset.
In the body of Christ, maturity should never be substituted by a gift no matter how great that gift.
Moreover, no one is irreplaceable. God can give the same gift you have to another and raise them to serve in your stead.
Choose to serve God out of love and not compulsion.
Identify needs in the gospel and be prompt to meet them. This attitude will grow you much faster in the things of God. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: Hebrews 6:10, 2 Corinthians 12:15
Choose to serve God out of love and not compulsion. Identify needs in the gospel and be prompt to meet them.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for this instruction. I operate above merely the gift but in maturity. I serve and do all that I must do in the gospel in this understanding. I spend and I am spent for it. I am available and prompt to meet any need in the father’s house. In Jesus’ name. Amen.