Saved To Serve
That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear . In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. Luke 1:74-75(KJV)
After salvation, what next? Service, and often this starts from the church.
And that’s why it’s crucial to find the “right” church.
Now, the right church for you is an indication of your assignment because God will lead you to a church where you’ll be adequately equipped for your purpose. This is one of the many reasons we must master the art of being led by the Spirit of God lest we end up as square pegs in the round holes of life.
But some of us have since left our duty posts to tell stories of how we once served God.
We believe we’ve done our bit and now deserve to “retire”, except that there are no ex-soldiers in the kingdom of God.
Sadly, a significant number of those who once did great exploits for the kingdom of God are now in a state of inertia, side-tracked and kept away from the place of prayer by very legitimate responsibilities, little realising that the enemy had been busy while they slept.
You see, we were enlisted in the battle of the ages against the kingdom of darkness the very day we gave our lives to Christ, and we will be until we see the Master face to face.
Yes, some of us may not be able to do as much as we once did, but no one retires from God’s army, which is why there’s no “retirement plan”; we’d always need to watch and pray, even if It’s just to keep the enemy where he belongs and to keep our goods safe.
It’s worth remembering that the battle has already been won, and all we are doing is enforcing our victory through the precious blood of the lamb.
Perhaps you were once on fire for the Lord but have since “retired” it’s time to “re-fire”.
Yes, life happens to us all, and we can sometimes get so caught up in the mundane that we forget the needful, but let’s not focus on the earthly at the expense of the heavenly. Let’s not sacrifice the needful at the altar of the mundane.
The harvest is ripe, but the labourers are few. Can God count on you to bring His lost sheep back into the fold one soul at a time?
And you’d never have to walk alone because God walks with us when we’re about His business. He commits to keeping us safe because we’re making a difference provided we stay within the confines of His will for our lives.
Remember, it’s what we do for the Lord that’ll be of importance once we step into eternity, where we‘ll have to give an account for the life we lived and the opportunities we were given.