Apostle Grace Lubega
John 13:8 (NLT); ‘No’ Peter protested, ‘you will never ever wash my feet!’ Jesus replied, ‘Unless I wash you, you won’t belong to me.’
It is one thing to attend a ministry’s services consistently, it is another to belong to that ministry.
What makes us belong to ministries is not the fact that we have roles and responsibilities in those ministries. Simply because you are an usher in a certain church does not mean that you belong to that church. Because you are in the choir does not mean that you belong to the church in whose choir you minister.
You must know that there are people ushering in ministries God has not called them to. There are even people pastoring in churches where God has not called them to pastor.
What then does it mean to belong?
To belong is when you understand your part in the ministry through the eyes of the bigger picture of divine assignment. With this knowledge, your eyes are opened to your part in the ministry and its part in you.
When you belong, you do not just leave a church because a brother or sister annoyed you or the pastor offended you. Attendees are the ones that are blown to and fro by emotional whims. When you belong, you understand the gravity of what it means to have a part in the grand scheme of God’s divine purpose and no insult and no manner of offence can uproot you from where God has placed you.
FURTHER STUDY: Acts 8:21, Revelation 22:19
GOLDEN NUGGET: To belong is when you understand your part in the ministry through the eyes of the bigger picture of divine assignment. With this knowledge, your eyes are opened to your part in the ministry and its part in you.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this knowledge. Thank You for the call upon my life and where You have positioned me to minister. I understand my part and can never take it for granted. With this wisdom, I run my race with diligence, to the glory of Your name, Amen.