Are you feeling the weight of your inadequacy? Are you feeling unprepared to do the work God has for you?
Jesus has these words for you from the parable of the workers in the vineyard, “The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius. So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius. When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner. Those who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’
“But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you. Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’
“So the last will be first, and the first will be last.” – Matthew 20
Let the Lord show you this month what it means to be a servant this month, not working for the rewards of others, but for his approval. He will reward us all His good and faithful servants one day.
MAKE IT PRACTICAL:
Put this into practice in your life this month:
- Ask Yourself: What narrative am I believing that is not in line with the story of God? Have you brought it to the Lord?
- Get Help: Talk with people who know you well, and ask them how you might work together to care for people in your community who need help.
- Grow Your Team: Talk with your TFI ministry team about this idea of changing the narrative, and come up with some dreams about how you might want to see the narrative change in your community, because of your TFI ministry.