There’s a song by William McDowell that says, “I give myself away, so You can use me.” A lot of us sing this song, but do we know what giving ourselves away entails?

We’re saying, it’s not about us. It’s not about our desires. It’s not about when we get blessed. It’s about Kingdom assignments which may include, waking up early or staying up late, doing a job that’s seemingly beneath us, giving our resources away, or doing something out of our comfort zone.

These things are appalling to our flesh. Our flesh only wants to think about us. If we do something noble, our flesh wants immediate gratitude from the person and a blessing the next day from God. We must move beyond our flesh.

One thing we must remember is our labor is not in vain. Being used by God has benefits that include, advancing the Kingdom of God, uplifting our community, and being a blessing to someone else. Our assignment may be someone else’s answered prayer. God is not asking us to do all this stuff for free. Ephesians 6:8 says, the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do.

There’s fulfillment in being used by God. Our assignment will glorify God and make the world a better place.

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.