Romans 12:16 – “ Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.”
How many times in the past two months have you heard someone start a sentence with, “If i were the governor ….” and then proceed to give you more than their two cents? How many people propagate conspiracy theories, political agendas, or the work of unseen groups that control things from the shadows?
Now consider how many people you have seen who make a remark with the intent to brighten someone else’s day. Think of the times you’ve seen someone trying to spread joy, peace or love. How many times have you witnessed those who, despite the insanity around them, are focused on what they can do for the Lord at this moment in time? I’m certain that you’ve seen much more of the former than the latter.
I’ve been guilty of griping and complaining about what the outbreak of COVID has done to our land. In hindsight, I wish I would have taken all the energy and time that I invested in those efforts and employed them in the service of the Lord. Honestly, what can I do that will materialize in a change to the status quo? In humility, the answer is very little. I know a God who can change the hearts of men and accomplish His will in ways that are too high for me to even comprehend. So why then, do we waste so much time thinking, speaking, and glowering when God had all things in control?
Let us all have the same mind, the mind of Christ. We were called to service, not to lordship over our lives. Let us serve others, believers, and non-believers. Let us stay our mind upon a simple and profoundly humbling truth: we can make an action today that can have eternal consequences for another’s soul.
Let us shine the light of Christ, instead of dwelling on the thorn of COVID. Let us be mindful of the direction of the Spirit and the circumstances that have facilitated the opportunity to witness to others. Let us be ever ready to bind up the wounds of those that would not take the same thought of us. Let us be in search of those on the highways and amongst the hedges that could be feasting at our Master’s house this very day.
Somethings are too high for the servants to concern themselves with. They simply have faith that their Lord has the power to address them. They focus upon fulfilling the call of their Master to the best of their ability and to bring praise and glory to His name.
Your fellowservant in Christ,
Bro. Jordan Foster