Today at church the message really hit. It usually hits me hard, but today it was something so simple put in a different way. They always say 20 % of the people are doing 80% of the work in the church. What struck me was this: "Please don't volunteer at church!!" stated the pastor. He went on to say that volunteering at church is not like volunteering at your kids school or at the soup kitchen, where you just show up and ask where do you need me. Church is not the place to volunteer, because you are on a team!! Does the coach ask the players for someone to volunteer to play forward? No, they go, they play their position...they are part of the team. In church it is the same. We are all on a team. One team for the Kingdom!! Part of God's team. So, there isn't anywhere to volunteer because we are all on THE TEAM.
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." Colossians 3 23-24.
A little something a friend shared with me today.
People are often unreasonable and self-centered
FORGIVE THEM ANYWAY
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives
BE KIND ANYWAY
If you are honest, people may cheat you
BE HONEST ANYWAY
If you find happiness people may be jealous
BE HAPPY ANYWAY
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow
DO GOOD ANYWAY
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough
GIVE YOUR BEST ANYWAY
For, you see, in the end , it is between you and God.