Serving With Purpose

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Stephen Dedman

‘Then I said to them, “You see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lies waste, and its gates are burned with fire. Come and let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer be a reproach.” So they said, “Let us rise up and build.” Then they set their hands to this good work.’
Nehemiah 2:17-18

Nehemiah was burdened with rebuilding the wall around Jerusalem. He knew he couldn’t do it alone so he enlisted the help of others. Nehemiah states that all kinds of people got involved. From priests to politicians and tradesmen to women who made clothes, there was a role for everyone who wanted to get involved. Everyone had a purpose.

Even though there were many who supported the efforts of rebuilding the wall, there were some who chose not to get involved. Nehemiah 3:5 tells us that the nobles of Tekoa would not stoop to serve the Lord. It is forever written in the Word of God that these individuals chose not to be servants for the Lord. There was a job to be done and they were not part of it.

When it comes to building the Kingdom of God, there is always the need for servants. Never let it be said of you that when there was something great to do for God, you weren’t involved. God has given you a purpose.

As a servant of Jesus Christ, you have a purpose to serve. Everything you do for the Lord makes a difference. Your task is important and even though you may not see results of your labor right now, it’s making a difference. If it’s in your community, church, or anywhere in the world, God will use you to do His great work.

Are you participating in building God’s Kingdom? There is a place and purpose for every person to minister to the Lord. Just ask God what He wants you to do.

Pray

Lord, I want to serve You today. What can I do to get involved with the work of Your Kingdom. Show me how I can join others in serving You.

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