Unsung Heroes Stay Humble

            We all know someone whom we consider to be an unsung hero.   They are special people because they are willing to serve without recognition or credit.  One thing they all have in common is a godly humility.  Pride is the great enemy of God’s people.  We all seem to want to be noticed, to be thanked, to be recognized and to be special and important.  So if we aren’t a pastor or leader at church, we think we aren’t doing much for Jesus.  We tend to value those in-front Christians as superior to others.  We sell short the importance of what we do.  Maybe we don’t even bother doing it any more because no one sees or knows. 

            If it weren’t for hundreds of people willing to give and pray and help in any way they can, Nancy and I wouldn’t be in the air heading to India as you read this.  There are many in India who also work behind the scenes to make this happen.  I’ll be telling you more about them in future blogs.  But it takes humility to be willing to serve unnoticed.  We see some in India, like anywhere else, who want to be in the front and be recognized.  But we also see hundreds of people in India help set up chairs, carry books, prepare and serve food, provide housing or transportation, give a word of encouragement or pray for others.  They are all unsung heroes.

            We all know someone whom we consider to be an unsung hero.  But do others see that in you?  Are you known for humbly and faithfully working behind the scenes to serve Jesus in any small way you can?  You should be.  God needs you and so do others.  (January 22, 2019  Dopylestown, PA)

James 4:6 God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.

1 Corinthians 3:5-9    5 What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task. 6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.  7 So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.  8 The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. 9 For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.

Ask God to show you where you get too much ‘self’ in your serve.  Are you easily offended?  Do you compare what you do with what others do?  Do you feel you don’t get the recognition you deserve?  Do you think what you do for Jesus in your daily life isn’t as important as what others do?  Confess any of these sins God convicts you of and commit to serving Him and not yourself.

Jerry Schmoyer

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