BEING EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT.
(The 3 Persons you should not Please)
A person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the LORD. Proverbs 16:2. Why do you minister the way you do? What is your motive?
There are 3 major persons that influence your motives and these persons should not be pleased…
This is a point where everything is about you, you want everybody to notice you, you want people to applaud you, You do what you are doing purposely for people to talk about you and even Praise you. You must watch yourself and your motive.
Don’t do anything that will draw attention to yourself but do everything to please God and draw people’s attention to Him.
Drawing attention to yourself is an indication that pride is at the corner, you want everyone to know and see how good you are in what you are doing instead of letting people know and see how good God is.
REMEMBER… The Bible says that A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit. Proverbs 29:23 KJV so humble yourself enough to let your audience see that it’s not about you but it’s all about God.
Galatians 1:10 ESV
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ (a Minister).
You must completely decide in your heart to please God not any man. Pay attention to the spirit of God, allow Him to have his way.Who is man to stand in the place of God, do you minister because of somebody you want to please or you minister to please God. What is ministration when God is not in it?
You must focus on God alone.
Years ago, I visited a certain church in Nigeria, after a while during the service, here comes the worship leader (a lady), dressed seductively. I felt seriously uncomfortable, and couldn’t connect to the service anymore.
Another time, a worship leader was leading worship and at some point I observed that the audience were focusing on his nice voice and style of singing instead of focusing on God.
Nothing is ordinary, the spiritual controls the physical. If you are not careful, you can become so insensitive and allow the devil to take over your mind and give him the opportunity to hinder people from giving their worship to God. Watch your appearance and your motive, you can please the devil without knowing.
Finally, it’s not about you, not about others but it’s all about GOD. Be sensitive, don’t be ignorant of the devices of the devil!
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