1st Samuel 30: 21-25 21 Then David came to the two hundred men who had been too exhausted to follow him and who were left behind at the Besor Valley. They came out to meet David and the men with him. As David and his men approached, he asked them how they were. 22 But all the evil men and troublemakers among David’s followers said, “Because they did not go out with us, we will not share with them the plunder we recovered. However, each man may take his wife and children and go.”
23 David replied, “No, my brothers, you must not do that with what the Lord has given us. He has protected us and delivered into our hands the raiding party that came against us. 24 Who will listen to what you say? The share of the man who stayed with the supplies is to be the same as that of him who went down to the battle. All will share alike.” 25 David made this a statute and ordinance for Israel from that day to this.
As I think about my next trip to Canada, Chicago, and Des Moines I’m so grateful that Pamela, my wife, will be able to fly up to Canada and be with me for a week. This isn’t always possible as Pamela works a full time job and her vacation time is limited. Although Pamela is seldom with me on the mission trips she is faithful to cover me with prayer daily as I travel and share the Good News. In fact, she allows me to go for weeks at time, she trusts me, she encourages me, she works behind the scenes and she shares the mission with others.
Pamela is also blooming where she’s planted. It’s so encouraging to see how God uses her right where she is. Those patients that come in and need someone to talk to, to cry with, to pray for them always seem to land right in front of Pamela. She’s able to minister to not only her patients but also her co-workers, family, and friends. No, Pamela doesn’t always get to go with me but she always serves and every life that God uses me to touch on these trips is her fruit too. She is an important part of the ministry God has called me to. I can’t do it alone!
Everybody can’t do everything but everybody can do something! I’ve been called to travel and share. Pamela is called and anointed to be used at her work and at home. What are you called to do? It could be praying, serving, planting financial seed, caring for others, sharing the Gospel. Wherever you are, whatever you have, whatever your circumstance God can use you if your available.
Don’t compare yourself to others or get caught up in wanting to do what someone else is doing. Figure out what you love to do, find out what you have a passion for and then do it for the Glory of God.
You don’t always have to be on the front lines to enjoy the plunder!