George Booker
A New Creation

48. A Cheerful Doer

Life is filled with opportunities for service to God; all we have to do is open our eyes. Sometimes a new believer is guilty of thinking to himself that “the ‘elders’ will take care of everything for me — I’ll just receive instruction and help from them!” This attitude is totally wrong. While it is true that certain areas of service are closed (and rightly so) to sisters and to brothers who are “novices” (the Greek word means “tender plants”), it is equally true that many other areas are available to all. It only takes the opening of one’s eyes to the almost infinite possibilities. (Just one example: “visiting the fatherless and widows in their affliction” : James 1:27. There are tremendous possibilities here. And be advised that that word “visit” means a lot more than making a brief and perfunctory social call!)

Don’t wait to be asked. Find the jobs left undone, and do them! Volunteer! Get involved! Make a difference! Take the first step to put yourself in God’s hands, and be assured that He will then use you as His instrument.

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