Hi everybody! I’m starting to get into the normal swing of things when in it comes to blogging. Now I suppose some of you think I come up with these topics on my own. And to be honest, I do not. Some times when I’m driving or cooking, God will give me a topic in my head, and I’ll write it down so I do not forget it. As I sit on my couch with my laptop in front of me, I wait until God starts giving me the appropriate words to write.
I felt led to write about Serving, and having a Servant’s Heart.
When you think about the word Servant what do you picture?
I automatically think of a person who works and serves in a mansion home.
As moms we’re always on the go. “You have karate class”, “you have a doctor’s appointment”, “Make sure you pay the bill when we get paid”. The list and tasks are never-ending. When it comes to dinnertime, who is always the one to serve dinner? I know in my house it’s me! I am always preparing a plate for my husband and children. Some times when us moms are tired we don’t want to serve anyone. For once we would like to be catered to. Come on people am I right? I feel like that plenty of times. It’s easy to say, “If I’m not happy then no one is happy.”, “What about me? I’d like to be served dinner too!”, “For once I’d like to eat a hot meal.”, or the best one “Serve yourself! I’m not the maid in this house!”.
Colossians 3:22-25 (The Message) says, “Servants, do what you’re told by your earthly masters. And don’t just do the minimum that will get you by. Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. Keep in mind always that the ultimate Master you’re serving is Christ…”
It’s so easy to get frustrated when you are not being appreciated, and your constantly doing the mundane things every single day. When we are constantly doing the same thing over and over, our family some times does not always acknowledge what we do for them. That is when we start to get mad and frustrated, and before you know it, mom’s on strike! Some times I think about running away and seeing how they would survive without me (although I know they’d be begging me to come back).
We as women need to realize what our jobs are! When God formed us and made us he knew what we could handle. He knew we were made to be a fierce woman, some one who could carry out the role to its fullest. We were made to be a “multitasker”…. but more importantly… a servant. A woman who serves!
In the physical we just picture ourselves serving our family, cooking, cleaning, laundry, car pool, the list just continues. But we forget the main reason why we serve. We are really serving Christ! Everything that we do in our life is serving Him. That is why we are always “on call” to give our very best in all that we do. When we serve our family, we are showing Christ we are serving and giving Him our very best.
By cleaning up the toys we are serving Christ, when we are folding clothes we are serving Christ. Some times Manny comes home from work the last thing I want to do is serve him dinner when he asks me to. We as women were made to serve and give. If you love to serve in a ministry in your church, then serving your family should be no problem on a daily basis. We need to have this picture in our brain constantly. No matter what I’m doing throughout the day, I’m serving Christ first. I am aiming to please Him.
Once I adjusted my mind to constantly think of serving Christ, I did not complain to clean the toys, lecture my kids, or serve Manny dinner. I was called by God to do this! I am a wife, a mom, and a Daughter of the King. As a Christian I made it my mission to always serve God and please Him. And that is what I will do no matter what my tasks are. No matter how little or complex, I will always know when I serve my family and friends, I am serving Christ.
I hope this has encouraged you! If you need prayer or any advice, please do not hesitate to comment on here or shoot me an email