You Can Serve the Lord in Every Circumstance You Are In
Growing up I thought that in order to serve and worship the Lord, I should be part of any religious community. No wonder I became a member of a number of such groups though I started not so early.
It all started when I was elected as a Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Chairman of our barangay. I am 17 years old then when I was requested by the Parish Youth Ministry (PYM) formators to help them look for youths who will attend their upcoming Christian Life Program (CLP).
I helped them but unfortunately I wasn’t able to convince even at least one youth. Since there’s no one from our barangay, I am the one who attended.
I finished all the talks and formations and eventually became a member of Parish Youth Ministry. I started to serve with my co-formators.
At school, I also became a member of Student Catholic Action (SCA) and served at our school activities. When I’m about to graduate, I also joined Legion of Mary where we prayed the Holy Rosary every after the Sunday’s second mass.
Things changed when I started working since I didn’t have any community anymore. I prayed to God to help me find one. Lo and behold, I was invited to attend Ang Lingkod ng Panginoon’s Christian Life Series in Tagbilaran City, Bohol. I became a member eventually.
At first, I thought, this time, things will go well. Yet I was wrong. I struggled to attend most of our activities because of my work schedule. I felt guilty of my commitment to the Lord.
What I did instead was to worship and serve the Lord through the people I met at work and during our field activities.
When I started working abroad, good thing there’s also a branch of Ang Lingkod ng Panginoon at the same place where I’m working. But still, I struggled with my works schedule. Since I couldn’t attend most of the activities, I just serve the Lord through our customers by addressing their needs and giving them the best customer service we can give.
When I’m not at work, I maximize of my time writing blogs and articles with the intention of helping others by writing articles that can inspire and motivate them in any way.
There were nights I asked God why things were happening not as what I prayed and expected. Then the Lord reminded me in one of my prayer times that I can serve and worship him in any circumstance I am in as long as the purity of intention is present.
Friends, I believe that deep in your hearts you have a strong feeling of serving and worshiping our Lord God but you just can’t find the time to do so.
This is the good news of the Lord for you today.
“You can serve and worship him in any circumstance you are in. You just have to have the proper intention and disposition in life. Serving in a religious community is best if you’re schedule and priorities fit in. If not, by just giving and doing your best on whatever things you’re doing now, you’re already serving our Lord.”
Praying for you,
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