One of the most powerful statements I heard my pastor make is this; pay day comes”. In those growing up stage, we were sold out to God. Serving God and being committed to Church took a whole lot from us. We traveled distances to make it to Church. We wouldn’t leave Church on time. It was like we carried the Church on our heads. We served like there would not be a tomorrow.

Friend, serving God costs but the payment of it far outweighs its costs. We have been saved to serve. We also serve to save ourselves and to secure our destiny of greatness with God. Greatness is for servants; “But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant (Matthew 23:11). You need to unlock greatness through service.

We are in days where people’s hands are becoming weary. It looks as though serving God is a waste of time (Malachi 3:14). There is an attack of the devil against service today. The digital world sometimes makes people to digitalize their service at the expense of their availability with God and for God. The myriads of challenges of life are making people to be too self conscious and focused than God conscious.

I want you to know today that your relevance with God and in the Kingdom is tied to your life of service (Acts 13:36). People that serve matter to God than anything else. God takes care of them. Jesus already told us that, “…every branch which has fruit he makes clean, so that it may have more fruit” (John 15:2). Service commits God to us and qualifies us for freshness and productivity.

Service is a seed. You are either entering into a future of harvest or a future of emptiness based on your life of service. There is always a day of reckoning. Service provides God with platform to visit and remember you at crucial times. “Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them ….” (Malachi 3:16).

As you go into today, I want you to position yourself to serve God’s purpose and interest in your generation (Acts 13:36). Use whatever it is you are and have to extend the frontiers of God’s Kingdom. Use your time, talents and treasures to serve God. Find something to do in your local Church. Use every platform and opportunity you have to pour yourself into service daily. Like David, decide never to give unto God that which costs you nothing (2 Samuel 24:24). It shall be well with you. Amen!

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria