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Serving God: A Call to Commitment and Purpose

By Steve Williams

Mitchell CountyPastor Steve Williams Mitchell County

Howdy, Friends,

Serving God is a great honor, but many people along the way either give up or sell out when it comes to serving God. I read a story years ago that Standard Oil Company was preparing to establish itself in Indonesia. Company executives were seeking a manager for their Indonesia operations. They were informed that the man best qualified for the position was a certain missionary. The company approached the missionary and offered him a generous salary. The missionary turned them down. Those seeking his service raised the offer. Still, he declined. Finally, they said, “If the salary we named isn’t large enough, just name your salary, and we’ll pay it.” “Oh,” replied the missionary, “the salary is big enough, but the job isn’t big enough.”

A large majority of Christian people who would have been in that situation would have named a salary and forgotten their true mission. Many people would say, “Well someone else can do what I’m supposed to do.” Well, the fact of the matter is, that’s wrong. Nobody else can do what you are supposed to do. That is why it is so important that we as Christians stay focused on the main thing. Our commitment to God, our service to God, and our obedience to God are what will be looked at on Judgment Day. Not if we were a success in our own eyes or other people’s eyes.

See God Gives and Forgives, and Man Gets and Forgets what God has done for him. There is no way any of us can Serve or Give our God. I encourage all Christians to Serve the Lord with Gladness and Be a Cheerful Giver to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Pastor Steve Williams

Words of Wisdom:

  • Inflated pride is hard to swallow.
  • Cemeteries are full of indispensable people.
  • The one with the right to boast doesn’t have to.
  • The yoke of God can never fit the stiff neck.

Something to think about:

  • It takes an honest person to know the difference between being tired and just plain lazy.
  • The shortest words—“yes” and “no”—are the ones that require the most thought.
  • Anger is a feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind.

The Seven Ages of man: They are the Spills, Drills, Thrills, Bills, Ills, Pills, and the Wills.

Facts for Believers:

  • No matter how tall your grandpappy is, you have to do your own growing.
  • If God sends the storm, He will also steer the ship.
  • God’s best gift to us is not things, but opportunities.


Steve Williams is the pastor of Berry Chapel Baptist Church in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. You can read more good Christian news from Steve HERE.