“I am the Lords servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Luke 1:36
Real servants make themselves available to serve. Servants don't fill up their time with other pursuits that could limit their availability. They want to be ready to jump into service when called on. Just like Mary! She was ready in a moments notice to do what ever the Lord said. She was a soldier of the Lord.
Much like a soldier, a servant must always be standing by for duty: "No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier" (2 Timothy 2:4 NASB).
If you only serve when it's convenient for you, you're not a real servant. Real servants do what's needed, even when it's inconvenient. We live in a “convenient for me” society. The average person will miss worship services 20 times a year. Wow! How can you build a church family on that kind of service and commitment?
Are you available to God anytime? Can he mess up your plans without you becoming resentful? As a servant, you don't get to pick and choose when or where you will serve. Does God approve of the way you are serving as a soldier of the cross?
Being a servant means giving up the right to control your schedule and allowing God to interrupt it whenever he needs to.
God is looking for “uncommon commitment” today! He wants men and women who genuinely love Him enough to trust Him and who want to take advantage of every opportunity to grow in their faith and serve for His glory! Are you a true servant? Does God approve of your schedule and lifestyle? These are strong statements, yes, but we all must be honest and face the truth about ourselves.
We need more Mary’s who are willing to say, “May it be unto me as you have said.”
Mary Blessings Today!