For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with,[a] that we should no longer be slaves to sin— 7 because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.
Romans 6: 15-18
15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! 16 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. 18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
I was on a bus going to work, the bus stopped and an old lady was about getting in when the driver stepped on the gas. My instincts immediately led me to grab her by the hand as I yelled stop! The driver immediately stopped and what would had been an accident was averted. With my panting heart, I sobbed back into my chair. Then I heard a confirmation in my spirit that the woman had been designed for an accident that day. No wonder, i was led not just to hold her hand preventing her from falling but I also prayed for her. It dawned on me that as a servant, God had used me to disappoint the devil. This certainly made me very happy.
Whose servant are you? are you an instrument always ready to be used by God or you are an instrument ready to be used by the devil?
Dear friend, there is no neutrality in this world, you are certainly someone’s servant (God or Satan). An easy way to know who’s servant you are has been explained by Apostle Paul. Whosoever you submit to is your master. If you submit to sin, doing its bidings, you are a servant of Satan. If you submit to God in righteousness, you are God’s servant.
One advantage of being God’s servant is, God uses you to watch over the lives of people and also uses you to disappoint and continuously frustrate the devil. This is very exciting for me. Knowing that I am an instrument used to frustrate the devil is very exciting.
Prayer: Lord thank you for making me your servant, help me to always be a loyal servant to you and keep using me to shame Satan and all his agents. Amen!
By Joshua Sopuru
further reading: I am a servant of God