Have you ever walked into a really beautiful building, very neat and organized on the inside with friendly faces greeting you and showing you around, then you make a trip to the bathroom and whoa! What happened here? It looks like no one has touched it in months, this is what’s stinking the whole place up! Someone’s got to be willing to take care of the smaller, less desirable jobs. Otherwise, the bigger jobs could tank.

One person cannot do it all
It takes a team to get things done. So if you think you are just the guy who stands-by keeping an eye out for anything that may go wrong or just the girl that cleans the bathroom, stop right there! You couldn’t be more wrong. Without you, the guy in the spotlight wouldn’t be so lit up. The nasty bathroom and the fight in the back of the room would steal the light.

Do it willingly
Put more value on what you are doing, it’s not so bad. Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. (Colossians 3:23) You are right where God wants you to be. You are not working for the people; you are doing the Lord’s work. You are building up His Kingdom so disregard the value the world places on your position and work with joy in your heart knowing it is for a greater cause.

No matter how small your job may seem, it is a BIG in the Kingdom of God. So keep scrubbing that toilet and do it with joy in your heart and when the Lord comes, you can look forward to Him saying, Well done, good and faithful servant!

Ashley Fordinal is the Children’s Church volunteer at Family Life Church in Sulphur Springs, TX.

I’ve seen some people who coast through life, never changing and who continue to live the exact same quality of life as they have for years. As God’s children, we are not meant to live this way. We are meant to be challenged and pushed to newer heights. We should be excelling in ways unimaginable.

At the sign of pressure

Romans 5:8 says “Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance.” You should not be crushed when pressure comes but rejoice because newer heights are about to be released in your life! As a mother who loves her child, when you see your child struggling with something, you do not immediately jump in and do it for them. You allow them to feel the pressure and try a little harder and a little harder…until they finally get it right. You know that feeling the pressure is necessary to becoming a part of society. Same for our loving Father in heaven, he allows the pressure in order for us to become more Christ-like.

Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” No matter how tight the pressure, God works all things together for our good so next time you are feeling overwhelmed with pressure; choose to trust God and know that He loves you. Know that He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and YOU are in His hands

Next week: Pushing Through the Pressure

Ashley Fordinal is the Children’s Church volunteer at Family Life Church in Sulphur Springs, TX.