“Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her.” (Luke 1:38, NLT).
Our focus scripture for today is one of those verses that gets to me whenever I read it. She has just been presented with a heavy task the will change her life forever. Accepting to it means her life will never remain the same again. Yet in faith she said, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.”
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What an answer. Having weighed the cost of a possible divorce by Joseph her fiance, the risk of what people would say about being pregnant before wedding. God’s interruption of her entire life, etc. All she could say was a total expression of loyalty and true servant hood.
Can God comfortably alter your life? Can He come all of a sudden to scatter your plans? Can He comfortably “ruin” your personal goals and dreams? Can God tell you to relocate from where you live to another place? If God tells you to leave that well paid job for the work He has called you to do, would you answer like Mary did? Can you confidently say that God can do with your life whatsoever He pleases?
A true servant will always make his/her master’s will a priority. He/she yields completely to God’s instruction. It is not always convenient, but even in pain a servant will carry out the master’s wish. Do you know you can allow God change your plans but still be full of anger, resentment, complains and murmuring? Servants don’t complain, they obey both in acts and in their hearts. Are you a true servant? Compliments of the season my friend. #BeInspired.