Daily Reflections

A Longing to Serve

May 6, 2024 Shannon Popkin

“Whoever is faithful in very little is also faithful in much.” —Luke 16:10

Do you ache to serve God in some new way? Are you frustrated by the lack of opportunities you have to serve God in your church or ministry? Perhaps you secretly think you’re better equipped than the person who’s currently in a particular role.

It can be a tight balance to humbly make yourself available without becoming pushy or controlling. It also takes humility to pursue an opportunity that you have no experience with. Yet you wonder if God would approve of your efforts to expand your ministry—especially since it’s His ministry.

Should you be proactive about widening your reach? Or should you sit on your hands and wait for God to open doors? I would argue we should do both.

Rather than putting so much emphasis on the ways you hope God will use you, commit yourself to the tasks He’s already given you. Be responsible. Serve well. Be passionate. Pour yourself into the opportunities God has granted. Put God in charge of the timetable for expanding your ministry and be faithful in the little things.


 “God Will Open the Doors for You to Serve” (ReviveOurHearts.com/blog)

Scripture taken from The CSB

Make it Personal

How can you be faithful in the areas where God has called you to serve right now?