Do you attend church, or any form of Christian Fellowship?
Many times in our congregations, only a few people work or commit themselves to service. This results in a few people getting overworked. There is so much to do, and everyone has to find their place.
This is not new as we can see from scripture:
Philippians 2: 25 - 30
25 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.
26 For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick.
27 For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.
28 I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful.
29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation:
30 Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.
Epaphroditus overworked himself to compensate for what others did not do. Does this sound familiar? Is this why some Christians go to church but never have a chance to sit down and listen to the message? Always serving in one capacity or another because others are not volunteering.
Overworking can have detrimental effects on people. One way this can be avoided is everyone finds their place and helps out.
So what are you dong to help others? What service are you providing to the body of Christ? We should do whatever we are led to so, and lift up the arms of others.
Lets not leave all the work of ministry and church to just a handful of people. Everyone should find their place.
Ephesians 4: 16
From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
Sacrifice is a step beyond convenience. Bill Johnson