Apostle Grace Lubega
Matthew 20:28 (NLT); For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.
The gifts of God and His anointing in our lives were never meant to be used to take advantage of those that we lead. The gift and the anointing are for service.
Look at Christ, our ultimate pattern. He was God in the flesh; In Him dwells all the fullness of God bodily. In Him are all treasures of wisdom and knowledge. To Him, God gave the anointing without measure.
With all this power at His disposal, what did He do? The Bible says that He served. It was not His agenda to be served. It was His foremost ambition to serve men.
But how different is the situation in the Church of Christ today?! Gifted and anointed men somehow assume that the gift and the anointing are the guarantee that they must be served. Some men demand service from others simply because of the graces that are at work in their lives. This entitlement is at the root of the exploitation of many church congregants.
That is not the way of Godly service. If men should serve you, it should be because they see you serve God and other men.
FURTHER STUDY: Luke 22:27, Matthew 23:11
GOLDEN NUGGET: The gifts of God and His anointing are for service to men, and not a coercion to be served by men.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. I thank You for Your gifts and Your anointing and for the power that is at work in my life. I am available to You and to Your great work. Use me, God. I am ready. In Jesus’ name, Amen.