This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NLT)
Today I am thinking about how I can improve my attitude when faced with an assignment that I don’t want.
I think the perfect example of a devoted servant is Mary the mother of Jesus. When the angel Gabriel approached Mary to tell her that she would bear a son and that she would name him Jesus, her response in Luke 1 was simply, “I am the Lord’s servant. I am willing to accept whatever He wants. May everything you have said come true.”
Mary epitomizes what it means to trust God and what it means to be a good servant. Her response teaches us three key attributes.
First, Mary was obedient. She released her plans for the future and embraced God’s. Second, no matter how peculiar or ill-timed Mary’s assignment from God may have seemed, she served at God’s disposal. And third, she served with a devoted heart. Mary only had a set of instructions. She had no answers, and yet her attitude was disposed to bring glory to God.
This honestly is where my work can lie. Sometimes I can force myself into doing what I know I should do but not with the best attitude. This is especially true when I don’t have all the answers. But I know that these points are opportunities for my faith and trust to deepen.
The Words I use to encourage myself are, “So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NLT)
Please share this reflection with others as they also desire to be inspired.
So today, take on God’s assignment with a smile.