Devotion: Working with God as your Master

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No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. Matthew 6:24

 

I spent my first two years of college juggling a youth ministry program, a volunteer position with a college age ministry, a nursing major, two part-time jobs, a boyfriend, time with my family oh, and time with God. Sure, I was pouring a lot of my time into ministry, but I wasnt pouring time into God.

 

No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. Matthew 6:24

 

My second semester of sophomore year I got a D in a nursing class (which means failure). That meant I would repeat the class and graduate a semester late. A semester late paying private school tuition, I might add. I was mad. I wouldn’t graduate with my class. I would spend my junior year taking 100-200 level classes. It was embarrassing. I was mad.

 

I was trying to serve what seems like many masters but in reality it was My Busyness versus God. I was putting much more time into other things than my own devotion and study with God. God knew I couldn’t serve both Him and my other master, but I didn’t. He showed me. I was mad, but I worked through it. God worked me through it.


I encourage you to look at your life and see what you’re putting up against God. Your job? Your family? Friends? Your busyness? Make time with God, not just at church once a week, He deserves more than that. You’ll find that He loves hanging out with you. He enjoys talking with you. He has given you life, so give Him some time back. 


Father, I know you have so much to teach me and talk with me about. I’m a little overwhelmed by it all at times. I’m ready to serve you and you only. I’m sorry I’ve been forgetting about you. You know I’m not perfect, but I’m going to try hard to make this happen every day. Help me Father. I love you. Amen.

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