It seems my every work in ministry has been up front and prominent. There are many “behind the scenes” jobs in Kairos; but I’ve never had one of those. At any church there are many who pray, clean, bake cookies, and do all the things that are required to make any ministry work. I’ve never had any of those kinds of jobs. I’ve always been a teacher or preacher. So today’s My Utmost for His Highest devotional struck me hard.
” I do not want God to choose my work. I want to choose the scenery of my own sacrifice; I want to have the right kind of people watching and saying, ‘Well done.'”
I would like to think that I would be willing to toil for God in some way that is never noticed and never appreciated. But I’m frankly not sure.
I appreciate those who work behind the scenes those whose efforts in the kingdom are never known. I know that those whose efforts go “unrewarded” in this life will be greatly honored in the next. I need to seek and perform those tasks that are never noticed and never appreciated. “Are you ready to be not so much as a drop in a bucket – to be so hopelessly insignificant that you are never thought of again in connection with the life you served? Are you willing to spend and be spent; not seeking to be ministered unto, but to minister? Some saints cannot do menial work and remain saints because it is beneath their dignity.”
Perform the Menial Missions and