Rise, Lifting Others With Humility, And Obedience; Knowing, And Staying In The Lane You Have Been Assigned -
I dreamed I was in a house, cleaning up - getting ready for a small group of people. There were many things to do in this house, many things out of place, and it was apparent I couldn’t complete the job by myself because of the work involved. I knew I needed to hurry to get the house ready for the people that were coming, so they could be in a comfortable and warm environment.
When I went to another part of the house (for it had many rooms), volunteers I knew began coming inside to help me. As I centered myself in the kitchen area to complete the task at hand, all of a sudden church people from other churches begin coming into the kitchen to be fed. These were people I didn’t know, but they instinctively knew to take a seat at the table and wait to be served. There were many church members, and they kept coming so fast until I began to feel overwhelmed. I did not think I had the needed quantity of food, serving utensils, or the right equipment to feed such a large crowd.
I started by cooking one thing in great quantity, and then would prepare something else. One of the main things my eyes focused on was we didn’t have enough foam plates. As I looked at the people sitting at my table waiting to be served, some were hungry, but others displayed a sense of entitlement…a demeanor of superiority over me and others. I looked out the kitchen window and saw van loads of people coming inside and going to other parts of the house to be fed also. At that point, I felt somewhat comfortable because other volunteers had been taught what they should do in situations like this, so I continued to take care of the people in my area.
After about thirty (30) minutes, I noticed some of the church members were moving around talking to themselves, and the expression on their faces were of not being happy. I took a few minutes off from what I was doing to investigate what was going on in the other areas of the house and found there were no leaders in them at all. Those volunteers had left their posts. I wondered if it was because of the magnitude of people that descended without us having prior knowledge of their coming or was it something else. I went outside to locate the volunteers and ran into one of the pastors of some of the members. I found out there were numerous churches represented in the house and I asked the pastor why weren’t we notified of his church coming so we could properly prepare for them… and he said he thought someone else had informed us.
As I looked around outside, I saw some of the volunteer engaged in playful activities with some of our guests, that were supposed to be stationed at other assigned posts. They didn’t think leaving their assigned post was a major problem but thinking - being friendly with our guests was most important. Other specific people had been assigned as greeters, and they were standing idle. The other volunteers didn’t have a clue that they had walked away from the important call of the day – to feed the hungry – naturally and spiritual, and to remain at the post they had been signed and agreed to do, and this was expected of each of the volunteers. They were not to wander off to themselves with their own agendas, without getting clearance from the host.
Note: We have to know in the spirit who we are working with, and to make sure they understand the importance of the position they are operating in, especially when being unified and in agreement. Also, we have to always be ready and prepared as much as possible for the unexpected; especially when we are in a position of feeding God’s people spiritually, or naturally. Amen, Amen.
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