Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Assistants in Focus Series 3 - Jealousy

This is another problem that happens between those who serve God and has weakened a lot the body of assistants. Although everyone knows that jealousy is a work of the flesh, in everyday life it seems to be something difficult to master. Then confusion begins and the he said she said, "the pastor only relies on her,” "she is the only one asked to do everything," "it seems like there's no more assistants in the church, they only have eyes for the same people”, and start having bad eyes and become sad. As you can see, a problem pulls another, and what was only jealousy it has now provoked bad eyes, sadness and therefore a dirty heart, everything originating from an emotional heart. Such feelings do not help the work of God, on the contrary, the devil distracts you with that and keeps you from concentrating on doing your job as an assistant, which is taking care of the people, praying for them and mentoring. Perhaps the other assistant is more available, has more time and the pastor can count more on her, but that does not mean that she is more important or that the pastor despises you. Do not worry if you are asked to do things or given responsibilities, from the moment you were lifted as an assistant you already have a big responsibility given by God, do you need anything else? There are so many things you can do and perhaps you're standing there, noticing the others and waiting for the pastor to call you to give you a responsibility, you are wasting time my friend. Task: You are going stop looking to others and will focus on doing the work of God, which you were called for. Then from now on, you are going to attend a person always when you go to church, you will accompany that person spiritually and pray for them. When you begin to see the problems that people have been living, you will cease to look at things that do not matter and value more the souls. “Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”Galatians 5:10-21 Those who are taking this initiative, leave us a comment.


amanda said...

Thank you Ms Tania for sharing this powerful message , what is very important is to know hwo are we serving , and stop looking at the things tat are happening arround us .

Thank you

Anonymous said...

This spirit of jealousy has been working on me recently, I noticed that I like to be centre of attetion and have been looking at others with bad eyes.I will do the task.

Tatiane Gomes said...

Mrs Tania ,

God has called us to win souls for his kingdom, and if we're looking at another direction for sure will miss that goal. this servant to serve God no matter where or how. the important thing is to be used by God. we have to have good eyes, because the work of God is holy.

Thank you.

ponalo said...

Thank you Mrs Tania, M taking the challenge!
The reality is that we entertain negative thoughts more than positive! I believe we are all special tools in the hands of God

Buhle said...

Good day Mrs Tania

Thank you for sharing this message with us, it’s very helpful and highly appreciated.

I realised that when we’re not busy with the one thing we are called for, the devil uses the opportunity to poison us; preparing for a slow but painful fall in our ministry.

May God continually bless you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mrs Tania
im learning alot from these series,and assistant focus in facebook,i've discovered that i still have to humble myself before God and seek his spirit.i thought when a person is an assistant is perfect but now since i am an assistant i see the more God gives me responsibility is the more i should be glued to him and seek him more and thats where i should be wise and rebuke all bad thoughts that would want to contarminate my spiritual life.

Lupe said...

Great advice no matter how long one has been in the work of God.

Triana ! said...

I Will Defnetly do this task. Thank you!!! I can't wait for more Assistant Serious, they answer so mnay questions <3

Anonymous said...

This is one of the things that we have to look out for not be jealously of other assistants. Everyone gives what they can give and some have more time to give. We should just stay in focus why are we are there and to serve with love. Thanks.

candy Skhosana said...

Dear mrs Tania
If we can just believe in our calling and believe that God chose us not a man And serve God only I believe that thing of Jealous can stop because what causes jealouse is when you want to please a man you doing things to be regconised by a man now you shift your focus on serving souls you just want to be seen that can cause jealouse if you don't receive the attention you are seeking.
Thank you
God bless

Briony Bangura said...

Hello Mrs Tania,

I have jealous before and it was the worst thing ever. It destroyed my spiritual life and meant God could not use me as He wanted to. Jealousy is such an ugly thing! Praise God I learnt the secret to overcome this as you mentioned above. I learnt to focus on God. When you focus on God and make your entire self available to His you don't give room for negative things to enter your heart or mind.

|I will take your challenge on board as I want to continue focusing on God.
May God Bless you always.x

Lerato Maidi said...

Thank you Mrs Tania.
We worry too much about being recognized by man to a point where we forget to keep quite for a little bit and ask ourselves if we a re recognized by God. This is where all the envy and jealousy comes from, and we need to be careful as servants of God.

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