We all have our pet peeves. Can I tell you one of mine?

It’s the brother or sister who says “Oh I don’t feel worthy to worship God…my spiritual life just isn’t right.” or when it is said “My heart and my mind just aren’t in the right place so I can’t serve, or help, or fulfill a Christian obligation, etc.”

So let me get this straight: You are self aware enough to recognize that you’re spiritual life is lacking, and in response to that you are…going to serve God less?

Here’s an alternative solution: Get your spiritual life right, right now.

“Oh but it’s so hard. I’m struggling with this and that and I just can’t…”

No. You just won’t. God doesn’t want your pity party. God wants demands your service. Stop playing games with your spirituality. If you are called to serve, you serve.  If you feel like your service is (or would be) lacking because you’ve not been as faithful as you ought: THEN GET MORE FAITHFUL. Not serving is only making things worse.

I think some people have the idea that they can lie to God, the way they can lie to people.

I mean if you ask me to do something, and I don’t want to do it, I might give you a pity party about how much I’m dealing with, and how hard this or that is, and eventually you’ll start to feel sorry for me enough that you say “okay, don’t worry about it.”

God’s not like that. He’s not “your buddy” that you can manipulate.

He’s your King.

And you are an unprofitable servant.

Doth He thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I think not.
So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

Luke 17:9-10

When called to serve, serve. No excuses.