You may be faithful, but you’re not focused! You are physically there, but your mind and spirit are all over the place.
As a leader, it’s more of a burden for me to have a person in a position who may be faithful, but is not focused on the vision and assignment.
Sometimes they are there because of what the position can do for them, but they don’t have the passion and zeal to help carry out the assignment that has been given to the leader.
Their heart is not toward the work of the Kingdom of God, but they are looking for the benefits of it, and what they can get out of it, instead of what can they do to help enhance it.
So often as leaders, we will keep a person in a position because of their gift and dependable attitude, but we need to truly see their heart concerning the connection and the vision.
They show up physically, but they can’t complete the tasks that you have given them. They are constantly with you, but complain about how demanding the assignment is, or how much of a sacrifice is required of them.
They have too many days of uncertainty about working with you in ministry. They constantly questioning your words or actions, because they are yet dealing with hurts and pains that have not been resolved.
You see leaders, just because they are faithful, doesn’t mean they have a heart or love for you or the work of God. You have to see beyond their outward show and look at how they handle the work of The Lord.
They are faithful in showing up, but are they walking in excellence. Beware of those who are always with you, but constantly complaining about how tired they are, and wanting to know what are they getting out of this.
When I worked with my leader, I did it because I saw the vision God gave him. I was just if not more excited about how God was moving in the work. Whether he was there or not, if he went away for six months, he knew that the work of The Lord would continue to be done, because what I did was not for him, but for The Lord.
My loyalty to God and what He had assigned me to, the work to do, was more important than anything. Being pleasing and obedient to God came first.
You see people, working in the Kingdom of God is not about how great you will become, or what title and position you hold, but it’s about doing the will of God no matter what comes against you and remaining a servant to the people.
I love what I do in the Kingdom, because of the joy I get when I see souls saved and delivered from the hand of the enemy. I love it because of how I see the miracles signs and wonders of God’s power displayed revealed and manifested, as it shows who He is to the world.
This morning I’m just weeping and laboring before The Lord because all I want is The Lord.
I have been singing that song for three days: “I surrender all to you everything I give to you withholding nothing! I’m withholding nothing!”
Well have a great day in The Lord and give Him a praise because good things are taking place! Much love praying for the people today because sometimes people are going through the motions but they don’t have the understanding of the Kingdom assignment or the burden it carries!
~ Apostle Barbara R. Thomas
Apostle Barbara R. Thomas is founder of I Come to Heal Ministries, A Woman’s touch Ministry, The Next Dimension Global Outreach Ministries and Spoken Word School of Ministry and is on a mission, traveling the world, proclaiming the Gospel, for souls to be won to the Kingdom of God. She has life mandate to help bring others to their divine purpose.