By Tope Banjo
Serving in the Helps Ministry is giving a hand of service towards the fulfillment of your Pastor’s God-given vision. And being effective makes you relevant. It makes your leader consider a job “well done” just because it was committed to you. Through your service, a public image or impression is also created of your church family to the outside world. To be ‘Effective’ is to be, ‘Efficient, able, capable…etc’. It is the definition of your results. Effective people impact the lives of others positively. It was the transportation that drove Joseph’s political prominence in ancient Egypt. It is God’s tool for touching and blessing others. However, effectiveness is a product of character and not a spiritual gift. Let’s consider some qualities of an effective church worker.
WALKS IN LOVE
Practicing strife, hatred, jealousy, envy, murmuring, grumbling, complaining and every other vice is an exercise in self-reduction. Walking in love, however is a sensible act of self-preservation.
UNDERSTANDS THE IMPORTANCE OF HIS/HER DUTIES
A lady applied to be admitted into a certain church’s Intercessory Group. On her reason for joining she said, “Joining will help me develop my personal prayer life.” The panel replied, “Then you don’t need to join the Prayer Department. Faithfully attend the church’s prayer services, and your personal prayer life will be developed!” Getting involved in service should be for the purpose of occupying a duty post to assist the Pastor in fulfilling his God-given Vision.
DOES A THOROUGH JOB
There are times when it’s only by going the extra mile that the desired results can be achieved. The world has no doubt that your Jesus saves, but they need to see how His indwelling presence can make a practical difference in their lives on a daily basis. So, whatever you do in God’s house, do a thorough job!
COMPLEMENTS, NOT COMPETES WITH OTHER TEAM MEMBERS!
Some serve to “out-shine” others. No form of service in God’s House is inferior to the other. Some may be more prominent, but they are definitely not more important. Each has its specific assignments and purpose in the lives of church members.
RESPECTS THE ANOINTING
The Anointing is the burden-removing, yoke-destroying, ability-inducing Power of the Holy Spirit. Thus, disrespecting the Anointing is a very dangerous attitude. Avoid it! Respecting it connects you to its vast, wonderful benefits.
SEEKS AND FOLLOWS THE HOLY SPIRIT’S LEADING
Jesus did only what He saw His Father doing (John 5vI9). Can you succeed by doing less? The truth is, the Holy Spirit is the Lord of the Harvest. Things will fall out line if you relegate Him to the background in your spiritual service.
Beloved, no matter how much has already been achieved, you can still attain greater heights. Make that quality decision to be effective in your spiritual duties today. Be effective. Be the ‘plus factor’!
Having said all these:
…Effectiveness in spiritual service is achievable and meaningful only when you have a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. If you have not yet received Jesus as Lord and personal Saviour, you can today. Please pray this simple prayer:
Lord Jesus I confess that You are Lord. I believe you died and rose from the dead for my sake. Forgive my sins, be my Saviour and make me a child of God from this day forward. Fill me with your Holy Spirit, in Jesus name.
If you prayed this prayer, I would like to send you helpful material information to help you start out your new life in Christ. Please write me NOW!
God bless you richly!!
Tope A. Banjo, is a Minister and Trainer whose work develops You to ‘Achieve Your Goals and Fulfil Your Vision’ in Church Workforce, Small Business Start-Up and Personal Development. He is the Founder of Vision Builders, a published Author and the producer of Nigeria’s foremost Workforce Training Bulletins, The VISION BUILDER and TRAILBLAZER. Email: [email protected]