ARE YOU READY FOR THE THORNS
You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said to them. “Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?” “We can,” they answered.
Though the Bible admonishes us about covetousness, we still engage in this vice.
It is very funny how some people think it is easy to sit where someone else is sitting, and have what someone else has, but I say;
Wait till you wear my shoes!!!
You want the GRACE, but not the grass.
You want the GAINS, but not the pain.
You want the PRIZE, but not the preparation.
You want the GLORY, but not the shame.
You want to SLAY, but not to serve.
The secret key to that position you are eyeing is:
SELFLESS SERVICE - TO GOD AND MANKIND.
The Bible confirms this in the words of our Lord Jesus Christ in Mathew 20:26-27, "Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave." Aspiring to be where someone is, is not a bad idea in itself, just ensure your motive of wanting that position is right and be ready to serve, rather than to be served.
The roses in my Dear Dover's garden are beautiful, sweet and dazzling. What we often fail to consider is how she sacrifices and expends a lot of her resources(Time, Money, and Energy) to till the land, water, and sometimes even sing for them, as well as the many times she has to endure the scratches from the thorns. All we want are roses, but really, are we ready for the thorns that come with it?
1. A charge to keep I have, A God to glorify, A never-dying soul to save, And fit it for the sky:
2. To serve the present age, My calling to fulfill: O may it all my powers engage To do my Master’s will!