I have a Facebook page called Prayer and Praise.
It is a page I started intenting for people to post prayer requests or praise reports.
I use it to invite people to my churchs' early morning Praise and worship service.
I am aggravated because no one comes except for a few faithful family members of mine, one sweet lady who loves music and the pastor and his wife.
Oh some people do "like" the post about the service,, but no one comes.
So I wrote a post saying that I wasn't going to invite anyone to the service anymore. If they wanted to stay home with their excuses and were satisfied with their worship practices that it was fine with me. That if they wanted to miss out on blessings, then that was their fault.
But I couldn't hit the post button.
Because I got to thinking about how "I" aggravate the Lord.
When I don't speak up for him at work.
When I tell a little "white" lie.
When I don't tell the people I work with I don't like some of the language they use.
When I don't tell people about God and his love for us.
The praise service was started because the pastor mentioned it and I ran off with it offering to help do the service. It was a vision of mine to have a service like that. And it was a vision of the pastors too. The service is God's and I need to stop thinking it is mine. I need to stop being "aggravated" that no one comes.
It's not mine!
Nothing in this life is "mine"!
It all belongs to the most high God. I am just a vessel used by him to bring glory and honor to him.
So who am I to think the service is mine and what right do I have to judge others?
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
1Peter 4:8-9 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves for charity shall cover a multitude of sins. Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
So instead of not asking and inviting people to come, I will lovingly keep inviting and asking because if God can still love me with all the aggravating things I do then I should do the same.
God doesn't give up on me and I shouldn't give up on serving him.
Many blessings to you,