As most ministers would have experienced, I have had different experiences when invited to minister in places. From being treated shabbily to being over celebrated. In all, I have learnt to stay conscious of the person I am representing. The praises must not enter my head and the bad treatments must not enter my heart.
Consider the donkey upon whose back Jesus rode into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-11). It would be stupid of that donkey to ever think that the songs, laying down of garments etc. were done for it. No; they were done for Jesus, the person riding on its back! The donkey was only privileged to be in the show; it must not steal the show.
Don’t steal the show; appreciate the privilege of being a part of what God is doing in your generation. Let me ask you, can you sincerely do something for God in your generation if it won’t carry your name or would go anonymous? Listen, until you are comfortable with being anonymous, you cannot go far with God in purpose and destiny.
Most of the things that would greatly count for God in eternity would be nameless and faceless. Certain men would get people saved without being known. They would sow seeds anonymously. They would write powerful stuff, serve in obscure places etc., blessing lives without being known. They would labour silently but sincerely.
When your name is seen or mentioned in what God is doing, remember that it is Jesus in you that people must see (Colossians 1:27). “Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but mere ministers…?” (1 Corinthians 3:5). Can you be comfortable being called “a mere minister?” Let God take the glory and you won’t miss your reward (Matthew 6:1-6). Amen!
© ‘Demola Awoyele
Destiny Impact Church