Our pastor told us Sunday how many people it takes to keep the church running each week. There are 1,088 volunteer positions in our church on a weekly basis. However, 30% of those positions are not filled. Therefore, many people in our church end up doing 3, 4, or 5 different volunteer positions just to keep things running smoothly.
I once heard a story about a man who picked up garbage everyday and wore a 3 piece suit and bow tie while he worked. Someone asked him why he dressed the way he did "just to pick up people's nasty garbage every day?" He replied, "To me, this is the most important job I do. Because it is such an important job, I take pride in it." How true that is. This man knew he was doing a job we all rely on and most of us wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole. He made it his life's mission to do it whole-heartedly and with a servant attitude.
Some Sundays, it is all I can do to get myself together, get the kids together, fix breakfast and get to church on time to teach my 2 year-olds class. Why is that? I can make it to work during the week on time and not stressed out; I can serve on 6 different boards of directors; I can make time to volunteer with several organizations and can even chair a few big events. How come teaching one class on Sunday mornings can seem like my plate is full and I can't bear to do another position serving in the church?
Colossians 3:23 says, "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." Is God asking you to do alittle more serving for the kingdom? When we do serve, we are serving Christ. He is looking for a few good hosts.