Serving without regard for personal gain or profit is easy when you have achieved a nonprofit focus. Nonprofit organizations maintain their status with the IRS by ensuring that most of what they collect supports the identified mission/cause without regard to profit. God sometimes challenges us to operate like a nonprofit entity. That is, being willing to give and serve without regard for personal profit. Maintaining your nonprofit status with God requires routinely displaying an ability to make due with less, while deriving a sense of fulfillment from the benefit of serving His purpose. Remember God’s nonprofit work is rewarding and beneficial towards maintaining a proper status with Him.
For you have been called to live in freedom,my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinfulnature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. NLT
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength. (NIV)
Pastor Keith Thompson