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Serving Behind the Scenes

“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,” 1 Peter 5:6

Some people love to be in the forefront. Some people prefer to be in the background. I believe when we’re totally surrendered to Jesus and to serving Him, we are willing to go wherever He sends us. Whether we’re in a position of serving where we’re essentially on the front lines and in the trenches. Or whether we’re so far behind the scenes it may seem like nobody knows we even exist. The point, friend, isn’t about how visible we are to others. It’s about how humbly lovingly reverently yielded we are to the Lord and His will for us.

My sister in the Lord who faithfully co-labors with me in this ministry work is someone most of the world probably has no idea of what she’s doing for the Lord. She does the “grunt work” so vital to this ministry work for the Lord and so not visible to most anybody. She doesn’t do it to get praise and recognition from people. She does it for the Lord and to help me.

Humility is absolutely fundamental to serving Christ. It’s also absolutely fundamental to being His follower regardless of what we do in serving Him. Pride is despised by God, and we need to strive hard to watch out for pride and to humble ourselves as often as we need to.

Please don’t hold back from serving God – even if it’s in a position nobody will see or recognize. Serve God to serve God. Be faithful to Him. Humble yourself before Him. No matter how small and seemingly insignificant the job is He may give you, remember it’s for Him and do it with heartfelt love and thanksgiving.

If God’s calling you to serve behind the scenes, don’t miss your opportunity. Serve the Lord with all your heart, AMEN!

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