Apostle Grace Lubega
Haggai 1:5-7 (KJV); Now therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways. Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways.
It is one thing to serve God, it is another to serve Him the right way. Not every one who is busy in the house of the Lord is doing it God’s way.
In 1 Corinthians 9:26, Paul speaks of those who beat the air. They exercise effort but there is nothing to show for it because it is wrongly done.
The Lord admonishes us, through our theme scripture, to consider our ways. It presupposes that there is a God-way to serve and a man’s way to serve Him. Service punctuated with frustration is often done in man’s way.
God has His perspective on how you must serve. It is not a question of how skilled and talented you are; it is about how He leads you in service.
There is a God-way to usher, a God-way to minister in a choir, a God-way to handle ministry finances, a God-way to administer, a God-way to lead a department.
Some people who do not understand this import the world’s way of running teams into the Church setting. While some lessons can be learnt from how some institutions in the world are run, God has his specific unique way and you must seek His mind on it if you are to serve effectively.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 9:26, Psalm 37:23
GOLDEN NUGGET: It is one thing to serve God, it is another to serve Him the right way. God has his specific unique way and you must seek His mind on it if you are to serve effectively.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. Thank You for Your Spirit who guides me in the paths that I should go. Even in my service, He actively directs me; I know what to do and how to do it, no matter the circumstance. I embrace Him as my true helper every moment of my life, in Jesus’ name, Amen.