“As for me, my life has already been poured out as an offering to God. The time of my death is near.”
2 Timothy 4:6 NLT
Paul has come to the end of his life and makes this statement. He has been expended for the Kingdom. How was he able to do this? He made himself an offering to God. He poured himself out for God and God used him to bless others. This is an act of our will first before it becomes a reality in life. Paul had already died to himself and his will was now whatever the Father willed for him. If we are to be poured out for God, we must surrender our will. As Romans 12:1-2 states we must be transformed by the renewing our our minds (will) and that leads us to being poured out in worship.
It is important to not compare acts of worship. What God calls one to do in worship may look differently to another. We all have different gifts and abilities God wants us to offer up to Him. The point isn’t what we are offering up but that we are being obedient. My life is my life and I am the only one who can offer it up and pour it out as a sacrifice to God. God has given me this life and I must willfully give it back to Him.
What is it that God is asking you to offer up?
How have you been more focused on what someone else is or isn’t doing rather that your own obedience to God?