Do not worry about what you cannot do for Christ…

By: Lisa Wilmore

Scriptures: And it come to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the Kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him, and certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils, and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance (Luke 8:1-3).

My Dear Friends,

I am grateful to God for allowing me to be a part of his writing ministry as well as other ministries he has placed in my path. I want to encourage and remind you not to worry about what you cannot do for Christ, but do what you can. Some ministries are not designed for persons to always be out front, but sometimes behind the scenes. It is not of importance that people see and know your sacrifices, but it is important that God sees and knows your heart’s intentions.

There are many persons noted in the bible in which each one plays a significant part in some aspect of fulfilling the plan of God. Some are mentioned several times, and others are not. Yet, they fulfilled the plan that God had for their lives. Interestingly, when Jesus came and began to perform miracles, he allowed anyone who wanted to follow him to do so. The twelve disciples and various women were allowed to follow and learn from him. Even though, in Jewish culture, women were not supposed to learn from rabbis (teachers), Jesus did not hinder them from following and learning from him.

The aforementioned scriptures reveal that they (the women) “ministered unto him of their substance”. In essence, they used their resources and their provisions to show their love for and devotion to Christ. They were willing to work behind the scenes during Jesus’ ministry; however, their resourcefulness ministry was essential. Therefore, they used this opportunity to show their commitment to Christ and his ministry. Perhaps they did what they could do, and did not worry about what they could not do.

My question to you today is: Do you worry about what you cannot do for him? Well, you should not worry or become disappointed in what you cannot do because there are many areas of ministry in which persons can engage themselves to extend their hand revealing their love for Christ.

Whether it is the ministry of giving, helping, exhorting, serving or teaching, do what you can and do not worry about what you cannot do.