A Reminder to be Humble

I thought it was a misprint. Surely she was writing too fast. After all, technology makes it so easy to write a message quickly and send it even quicker. My beloved friend must have typed too quickly onto her little telephone whatever-it-is-called, and hit the send button. Why else would she send me a message like this one?

“God told me that because of your incredible LOVE AND OBEDIENCE TO HIM, HE has GREAT PLANS FOR HIS MINISTRY….WALK BY FAITH.”

Maybe others might not catch the misprint. The mistake. The error. Whatever you want to call it. After all, not everyone has a background in editing like I do. But there it is. Plain and clear. She wrote God has great plans for “HIS” ministry. But she was wrong of course. She meant to say “your” ministry. In other words, she had meant to tell me that God has great plans for Lara’s ministry. After all, isn’t that what it is? See, as a long-time writer with a strong background in editing as well, I had caught the problem. My friend had referred to Walk by Faith Ministry as God’s instead of mine.

I could have responded to my friend to tell her of her mistake, but the Lord convicted me before I could do anything at all. My friend had not made a mistake in the least. I had. For even though the verb “to minister” means “to serve,” and even though I am most assuredly a servant of God and Walk by Faith Ministry is the vehicle through which I serve Him, the ministry along with my life are not mine own. Walk by Faith Ministry is His, and so am I. And given my very regular prayer that the Lord would help me to be humble rather than prideful, my friend’s “mistake” was in fact a very precious reminder.

While I continue to refer to Walk by Faith Ministry as “my ministry” to the general public in that I share with people that this is the avenue by which I am blessed, humbled, and privileged to serve Him, I need to keep it at the forefront of my mind that at the end of the day, Walk by Faith Ministry is His. Not for me, but for Him. To bring Him praise, to bring Him honor, and to bring Him above all else the love and glory my most magnificent, most glorious Lord is due. To God be every single ounce of glory, now and forevermore!

1Co 10:31  Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 

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