Somebody Else

Ladies, I don’t know about you, but have you ever gotten to a place in your life where you just feel spent and there is so much that needs to be done for the Lord, and you say, “Let somebody else do it?”

Well, God has been dealing with me on this.  You see, I am a pastor’s wife and as such, not only do I work a full time job outside the ministry but I also do the following: Teach young adult Sunday school class, have youth group weekly, head up Women’s ministry, and I’m the assistant treasurer. Saying that, I am 58 years old and lately I have been feeling tired and spent. So in my deepest being I’m shouting, “Let somebody else do it!”

Well, Jesus in His word has called us to serve and never give up. For even Jesus came to serve, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 So if Jesus, our Savior, came to serve, what gives me the right to not serve and do all I can to increase the kingdom?

I was feeling so overwhelmed last night as I headed to youth group. No one seems to desire to help and yet the youth need instruction in God’s word. I wanted so much to give up and tell the students that we were going to take the summer off. When they showed up, there were two new youth, I knew then and there, there was a reason that I must continue on.

somebody elseWhat I feel I must do, is bury “Mr. Somebody Else”. Put him in the grave for he will not step up and do what needs to be done. He is dead and I must bury him; take up my cross and follow Jesus. “Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24

So, the next time you want to give up because you feel like “Mr. Somebody” should be doing the ministry, the outreach, the job that you are doing, have a little funeral service for him in your heart and then never stop, never give up, for God is depending on us.

Lord, give us a heart of service and love. Help us to always think of others first and the things we can do to serve them. Bless the lives we come in contact with and bless the lives of those who serve us. Thank you for being the best example of service. Amen.

Glennette Christian

Glennette Christian, the mother to three grown children, knows that God has had a constant leading in her life.  He has taken her to many places throughout the United States in ministry and currently has been led to Metlakatla, Alaska with her husband, Michael where they love the land and people.  While also raising her family, Glennette and Mike took in several other children along the way that needed a loving reminder of what it meant to have a caring parent present in their lives.  She is the grandmother to ten beautiful children and loves every minute she gets with them.  Philippians 4:13, “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” (NIV)

Glennette Christian, the mother to three grown children, knows that God has had a constant leading in her life. He has taken her to many places throughout the United States in ministry and currently has been led to Metlakatla, Alaska with her husband, Michael where they love the land and people. While also raising her family, Glennette and Mike took in several other children along the way that needed a loving reminder of what it meant to have a caring parent present in their lives. She is the grandmother to ten beautiful children and loves every minute she gets with them. Philippians 4:13, “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” (NIV)

One Comment on “Somebody Else

  1. Thank you for this encouragement today, Glennette. I wear quite a few hats at home and in the church as well, and this is the time of the year when I usually begin to feel like the help I need is waning. I pray you continue to be blessed in your work and find joy in the refining challenges that pop up. The Lord will definitely strengthen us and keep our burdens from overwhelming us when we let him be the heartbeat and the heart of what we do.

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