Is what I am doing acceptable and good enough for God and how do I know?
We all are different. Not made the same, not to function the same, we have different gifts, talents and abilities, families, capacities, finanances, time and personalities.
So, how can we know what we do for God, other’s and in the church is acceptable or good when we are so different?
God looks at our attitude and heart. Like everything we do God always looks at that first. Someone may give $1000 or even $1000000 away but doing it out of obligation vs the person giving their last $10 joyfully. The one that will be the most powerful gift to God would be that $10 of joy.
It’s so easy to compare someone to another.
“Well, he is doing this and this and this and she only does this”
I tried keeping up with someone who has the compacity to do a lot while being a Mum
and being a great leader, it almost burnt me out, I had to step back and find my groove so to speak and keep in with what God had placed within me.
We should flourish in our abilities and know them. Do our best, give our best in whatever it is and what ever way we function.
One person may be gifted in playing 5 instruments and another person one instrument.
Someone maybe great at preaching to large crowds and another person one to one encouragement.
You could be a Mum who bakes lavish cakes and blesses others or a Mum who buys the cake and shares with others.
You may do the dishes at church or welcome the people at the door.
You could be that guy/girl bringing 20 of their friends to church or that one friend from work.
Whatever it may be.
The ability may be different but the attitude should be the same.
Willingness + Ability = acceptable
Are you giving your best? And are you doing it with willingness and a great attitude?
God looks at each one of us individually, where we are at, at what stage and season we are in. He sees all factors.
And He doesn’t judge us based on what we DON’T have but what we DO have and what we are willing to do with it.
“For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.”
2 Corinthians 8:12 NIV