The Journey Of Servanthood Begins In Your Heart
Have you ever wondered why you do what you do? Do you say, "I am doing what I do to help others, to serve God, etc.?" I know I feel you on that.
But, what if I told you, if you talk to God, you will know his perfect will for you life. You won't feel any stress at all, and you will even leave the conversation with a clearer vision for your life and how you show up in the world. Yes, a little talk with God will clear your mind, and set you straight. If you are convicted share it with someone you know.
Life is too short for hustling, neglecting one's overall health, sacrificing one's mental state, overthinking day-to-day living choices, and not prioritizing what is truly important. Let's get things into perspective.
Let's reflect together. You can input your own life, career, work and life balance challenges where in the place of mines. It's time to release. Release fear, stress, and worry. It is time to be free. Just let go. Tell the truth. Let's read..
"REFLECTIONS OF A SERVANT'S HEART- MY LETTER TO GOD TO GOD CONCERNING MY CALLING AND DOING HIS WILL"
by Makeda Ansah
"God, there's one thing puzzling me about this project I just finished ..." I feel that you require more of me, God, and less of what I propose to do for you. Let me explain. You know how we are groomed to multi-task and do so many things in your name, and yet your people are still scattered, void of truth and thirst for your love like never before. How is it that with all the philanthropy, sermons, conferences, podcasts, websites, blogs, and missions in your name, your people cry out and suffer more, it seems? How is this possible, Lord?
As I reflect on the last project, with these thoughts, I can only find peace in your word, Lord. You said, "for many will come in my name, claiming, "I am the Messiah, and will deceive many (Matt. 24:5)." When I see so many ministries crumbling to the ground and pastors who profess to know you commit formidable acts, I wonder, are all these bells and whistles worth it?
When In Doubt Pray
Daily as I pray and entreat you, I ask that whatever I do be acceptable in your sightand what you desire. You are so faithful and send me messages telling me that you do not need me to do this or that and that I am enough. You say, just preach my word, tell the truth.
I ask, but Lord, what about what I have created for you in your name. You say, what is needed, use in measure, and what is not, omit. Follow my lead, Makeda. This is what I hear you say: The micro project is a plan. In faith, you have studied hard, but I will teach you what to say and do. You have been diligent. But….wait for me. Do not be in a hurry. A good student learns to follow, and then when the time approaches, they will lead. What you have learned will not go to waste.
What puzzles me about the last project is that the financial assessment is too extravagant? Am I basing the ministry's financial needs on what I have seen done before or what needs to be done? What will stay or what will go? Will I find the staff to help me accomplish the goals listed in the plan?
Again, you tell me this is where I must wait in faith and move when You say to move. Faith means I believe that you have called me to approach your servant ministers in your name and that by your strength and wisdom, your words will be spoken to them, and they will humble themselves at your feet and "feed your sheep (John 21:17)."
In the past, Lord, you have shown yourself to me in times when it is needed, and you are never late. You have answered prayers spoken and unspoken, so I will continue to watch and pray (Matt. 26:41). I will give you praise, Lord, and thank you for the years I have spent here at Liberty University so that I may study myself approved (2 Tim. 2:15).
You, Lord, have directed my steps the entire time, and in You, I find strength and peace to be one hundred percent authentic and full of faith and purpose. What I have learned from all your servants has been fulfilling and an answer to prayer. When you called me in 2008, I answered and asked to know you.
The Journey Is Well Worth It
You have delivered, Lord. Because of this journey, Lord, I am now a free vessel. I have overcome my fears of abandonment and emotional insecurities. The past no longer holds me hostage. Now, I can proclaim liberty to all inhabitants that you are God alone, the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.
You are the one true God, mighty in word and deeds. You have saved me and shaped my path. You, Lord, have given me the ministry plan to accomplish your will through me, all for your glory. I will rest in you, Lord, and wait patiently for you (Ps. 37). Amen.
Your Humble Servant,