"Two very elderly ladies were enjoying the sunshine on a park bench in Miami. They had been meeting at that park every sunny day for over 12 years, chatting and enjoying each other's friendship. One day the younger of the two turned to the other and said, "Please don't be angry with me, dear, but I am embarrassed after all these years. What is your name? I am trying to remember, but I just can't." The older friend stared at her, looking very distressed, said nothing for two full minutes, and finally said, "How soon do you have to know?"
When the Denton County court administrator called my name, I wanted to have forgotten my name. I want to serve, but not this week, or this year. We forget that it is an honor to serve on a jury, a blessing, not a burden. However, we must serve when we are called. We must serve on the court's terms. That's the nature of being a servant, serving at the pleasure of our Master. So, are you serving on God's terms, your own, or not at all? In Christ, we are free, but we're called to serve on His terms. It’s so easy to forget that “it’s not about us.” We all have our preferences, our traditions, our wants, our likes, and dislikes, but what we have to realize is that none of that matters! Our focus must be God. Our audience is God. Our Master is God, so let’s serve Him together!
“For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”
~Galatians 5:13 NASB