Are You Ready To Be Poured Out As An Offering?
Philippians 2:17 But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you.
Are you willing to sacrifice yourself for the work of another believerâ€”to pour out your life sacrificially for the ministry and faith of others? Or do you say, â€œI am not willing to be poured out right now, and I donâ€™t want God to tell me how to serve Him. I want to choose the place of my own sacrifice. And I want to have certain
people watching me and saying, â€™Well done.â€™ â€
It is one thing to follow Godâ€™s way of service if you are regarded as a hero, but quite another thing if the road marked out for you by God requires becoming a â€œdoormatâ€ under other peopleâ€™s feet. Godâ€™s purpose may be to teach you to say, Philippians 4:12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
. Are you ready to be sacrificed like that? Are you ready to be less than a mere drop in the bucketâ€”to be so totally insignificant that no one remembers you even if they think of those you served? Are you willing to give and be poured out until you are used up and exhaustedâ€”not seeking to be ministered to, but to minister? Some saints cannot do menial work while maintaining a saintly attitude, because they feel such service is beneath their dignity.