But I heard something that upset me. I'm not going into the details of what that is because it would just be gossip. Let's just say that the Holy Spirit and I had to have a conversation. Then He asked me this question, "Who am I here to serve?" After some thought, here is my answer.
Serve others who need you
Galatians 5:13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
There are so many people in your life that need you. Servanthood isn't slavery. Servanthood is a form of leadership. Lead people through your actions.
Serve others who lead you
Heb 13:17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.
There are those who are in authority over my life. God put them there. Whether I like them or not is really up to me. However, I am there to help them accomplish God's will.
Serve others who feed you
John 12:26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.
I serve God, but if you allow me I would like to take it a little farther. God places people in my life that encourage me, mentor me and support me. I want to serve them too.
The Holy Spirit's point was this. Even though I may not agree with this person, does it mean that I will stop serving this person? The answer is obvious, no.
Authors note: Sometimes when I am out of town I blog from my iPhone or iPad. The quality of my writing depends on my internet connection and opportunity to write without interruption. I apologize for yesterday's blog which was a bit sloppy even by my standards.