2 Corinthians 10:13-18
I find within the body of Christ, two extremes when it comes to people’s outlook towards Christian service and ministry. At the one extreme, there are those who care very little, if at all about having any part in what must be the greatest privilege this side of eternity, to be a co-labourer with Christ in His vineyard. Such are content to sit back and watch others do the work, while they largely take their ease, busying themselves with their own cares and affairs. At the other end of the spectrum are those who in their great zeal and enthusiasm, give themselves to labouring in every sphere of Christian service possible, having their finger in every pie; a jack of all trades if you like but inevitably and regrettably, a master of none!
It is this second extreme that is often overlooked by many, even evading the attention of the most discerning amongst us on account of the great display of business. It is assumed that if a man or a woman is busy for Jesus, then by default, this must be a good thing! Yet, the question that must be asked…busy doing what? If we are busy ploughing the furrow assigned to us by Christ, then well! But if not, we need again to return to plough the Master’s furrow.