Don’t you know…you are slaves of that one you obey—either of sin leading to death or of obedience leading to righteousness? But thank God that, although you used to be slaves of sin, you obeyed from the heart that pattern of teaching you were transferred to and having been liberated from sin, you became enslaved to righteousness. –Romans 6:16-18, HCSB
There are two types; willing or unwilling. But all are servants. Either to the Most High God, or to the prince of this earth. Slavery isn’t optional; it simply is.
The willing types? They fall into both categories. Some ultimately and knowingly chose rebellion. But here’s the interesting part: the Servants of the Most High God are always willing. Always.
Where do you fall?
When I was 8 years old, I chose to serve God. I may have been quite young, but I certainly understood that I was making a choice, one that would last a lifetime. At that moment, God sealed me as His servant forever.
Of course, as I grew older, there have been seasons when I’ve gotten confused. The world offers many pretty baubles to its servants, and their glitter has attracted me more than once. I’ve taken steps toward them, hands outstretched, even reached out to touch their brightness on occasion.
But without fail, my true Master has called me back. His Holy Spirit inside of me has convicted me. “No, Susan. True peace is not found there. Come back to me.” He’s never forced me. But His love compels me. And, quite honestly, the emptiness of the world’s offering is always disappointing. And that, too, turns me on my heel running – willingly – back to my Master.