Key Verse: I Peter 4:10, “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”
There is nothing quite as, shall we say, humbling as taking a job that is not so pleasing. I walked the yard scouring for, well…poop. I know that God has called me to encourage women in any way possible, but I failed to see how this, however meager, job as a poop scooper was part of that calling.
This small occupation is not for the faint of heart, or should I say smell of heart, but while I was walking the pretty large yard for the client the other day, I was asking God why this business and not my true calling. I realized I was smack dab in the middle of my calling. The client I was cleaning the yard for is a woman who is single and because of ailments it is not easy for her to do this herself. My heart knew then that I was placed in this trade to serve this woman and show her love however possible.
While this job is not ideal for many, I was humbled to see how God is using this very gross work to train me. Service to others is not always pretty, clean or rewarding. It can be messy, gross and most often unnoticed by many, but God sees your service and is pleased.
My heart and soul rejoice in knowing that for this time I am in training of serving others with a happy heart and mind. Romans 8:28 says, “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.”
When is the last time you served another person just because? We serve our families and churches, but often out of obligation. Take a moment and think about someone you can serve or pray for God to send someone in your path that you can serve in a way that may not be exactly clean or pleasing for you, but that would bless their life. A name may already come to mind. Awesome! I am praying with you as well.
Lord, bring to mind a name or face of someone whom I may serve for Your glory and not mine. I want to be a woman who blesses others however possible, even if it goes unnoticed by those around me. In Your name, amen.
(P.S. I opted for a more pleasant feature image than the one I had in mind of a pooper scooper! Welcome! 😉 )