Proverbs 14 6-14-22

I see two reasons the same people get called on to do things. Read on…

20:6 Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find?

The first reason is that they are really, really good at something. People will put up with a lot in order to get quality service. We should all strive to be excellent at whatever we do, but we must understand that someone is always going to be better. It’s just the nature of things. Also, we can’t be good at everything; better to be good at a few things than fair at many.

The second reason is availability. I learned a long time ago that just being around when a person needs something creates opportunity. Also, because your face is seen often, your name has a better chance of coming to the person’s mind when he needs something.

A word of caution: be ready to do WHATEVER they ask. If we become selective, we will lose their trust. Once that trust is gone, so is the opportunity.

Here are some verses that might help us to have a willing attitude:

Mark 9:35 Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.”

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Go get’em, tiger!

Abba, being a servant is not everyone’s goal—but it could be. If we accept Your attitude as our own, we will learn how to be self-giving, too. Lead us; humble us; make us like You, Jesus. You came to be the Servant of all. We pledge to follow Your example. Amen.

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