If you break it down, there are really two questions in the title of this blog post.
The first is “am I serving?”
What does it mean to serve? To do something for God, of course. So, if I am doing what I am doing for recognition among my peers, I am not serving Him. I am serving myself. If I am doing the work I am doing because it makes me feel good, I am not serving Him. I am serving myself.
Matt 6 : 2 (KJV)
Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
If I am doing something because I love Him and want to please Him, then I am serving Him. It doesn’t matter if I am sweeping floors, answering telephones, teaching, or writing. My unique abilities are not going to be the same as yours and yours won’t be the same as mine, but if we are using our God given abilities to please Him, we are serving Him.
The second part of the question is “am I happy about it?” I can serve all I want, but if I have a miserable attitude about my service, then what good is it? If I am sweeping a floor, but the whole time grumbling about others who don’t contribute and wouldn’t dare touch a broom, then I am not happily serving.
Phil 2 : 14 (KJV)
Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
If we are going to sing the song, shouldn’t we make sure we aren’t lying? Shouldn’t we strive to make sure that we are serving and that we are doing so with an attitude of gratitude? I believe I can honestly sing, “I am happy in the service of the King.” Can you?