Exodus 20:3 “You must not have any other god but me.” (NLT)
Child – You asked if service can be an idol. It all depends upon the reason for the service. Is it directed by Me and does it bring Me glory? Or does it just give you a sense of importance or a belief that you are filling a need you saw but didn’t discuss with Me first? So many reasons for “service” to others are the result of self.
All is to be done with My guidance and strength. Otherwise it is an ego thing for you and you don’t have the wisdom or power to take care of anything without Me. I want you to come joyfully to Me in the morning so I can fill you with Myself. When you seek Me first, you will be refreshed and given all you need to be a blessing to those in your path today.
Don’t focus only on the needs around you as they will overwhelm you without My direction. Seek Me first each day. By spending time with Me you will develop inner strength. Rivers of living water can flow from you only when you seek and receive them from Me, your Source.
Service done without My leading may cause disappointment and discouragement as it can overwhelm you. Service in and through Me will bring peace, joy and rest not frustration. Remember you are not My only servant and you are not expected to meet every need you see. Even Jesus did only what I told Him to do.
Focus on Me. I am leading. Are you following?
Love you, Abba