The bible tells us that we are not our own, but that Christ purchased us with His own blood and we have become God's own possession (1 Cor. 6:19-20; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 Peter 2:9).
If these Scriptures re true of us, we will:
- Love what God loves and hate what He hates.
- Not question His Word.
- Be willing to lay down our own plans and wishes and submit to His.
- Have no resentment in our hearts when God sends us to a place we don't like to go.
- Be content with whatever He provides for us, whether little or much.
- Accept the lowest assignment with the same glad attitude as the highest.
- Do our best for Him with all our heart, all our soul, and all our strength.
- Not ask for an easier or more comfortable life.
- Always seek to please Him instead of ourselves.
- Choose to serve others instead of ruling over them.
- Be satisfied with God's approval and not be affected by people's opinion of us.
- Walk in humility toward God and our brothers and sisters.
- Not seek--even secretly--for honor, position, or recognition for our service.
- Be willing to suffer if it brings glory to Jesus and advances His kingdom.
- Never consider stopping our service to the Lord when other believers or leaders fail us.
- Find our fulfillment in obedience to His will instead of in the things we want to do.
- Place no restrictions on what God can do with our lives.