So… This post is extremely late. But it is very necessary that I write it because it hasn’t left my thoughts. I was supposed to write this post in December, and…well, it’s March!
Sometimes we make commitments that we look back on and say “What in the world was I thinking?!” I had a moment like that last year. I made a commitment and it seemed like it would have just been easier to have said “no”. I mean so many unexpected things took place at that last minute that I wasn’t really responsible for. If any of you have experienced anything like that before, you know that it’s easy to form a negative attitude and vent (or complain because that’s really what it is) and want to give up or quit. DON’T!
I’ll tell you why. Even though this time was frustrating (for me as a worshipper, there was a lot of spiritual warfare) I heard a story that completely changed my perspective and outlook when making commitments that don’t always look like there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I was told that my participation impacted an entire family. And although this is encouraging, the praise is not what I look for when I serve. I serve because I love God and desire to be within His will for my life. This feedback, however, encouraged my heart and reminded me of the very reason why I say “Yes!”. It doesn’t matter what you are doing, when you serve, even if you can make a difference in 1 person’s life, you have accomplished great things! All you need is 1! One soul, one individual soul that has a life change or is impacted by your YES. That’s what makes it all worth it and that’s why we should serve. We should serve 1 with the same heart that we would have if we are serving thousands. If we cannot have a servant’s heart/attitude for that 1 person, why are we serving? My frustrations were geared towards inconvenience that was completely unexpected. I didn’t know that I was saying yes to all of those inconveniences. But I had peace with saying “yes” when God used someone to remind me of why I do it in the first place-TO WIN SOULS FOR HIS KINGDOM!
Be encouraged with your “Yes” and remember that someone is always watching. Whether your impact is positive or negative is up to you.