Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Wisdom for Wednesday - Service

Good morning! I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful--and well deserved--break. I know I am!

I have attacked my "to-do" list with a vengeance this week, but it seems that I still have so much to do and so little time! It hasn't helped that basketball practice started up again this week, we've had doctor's appointments and errands, and the little bit of ice and snow we finally got makes me want to curl up on the couch with a blanket and be cozy!

Stay focused, I must (Yes, I watch Star Wars now and then).

This week's quote is for me…and maybe some of you. It seems that our sermons and Sunday school lessons at church have been themed around serving others. I am, oh, so guilty in this area. Take a look at what Oswald Chambers says was Paul's attitude in regards to serving others in an effort to draw them to Christ.

If you've followed my Wisdom posts, you probably remember me talking about this at some point. It is an area of my life which I am constantly needing AND wanting to improve upon. 

I'm just plain selfish! I hate to admit it, but it is true. And I think if we are being honest, most of us have to agree with that statement--at least a little bit.

I'm so busy with MY schedule, MY activities, caring for MY family, planning for MY work, taking care of MY house, doing MY stuff, and trying to pay MY bills…

...that I fail to look around me. 

I mean really look around me.

When you add my independent spirit to that selfishness…it makes it doubly difficult to recognize people's needs. I'm not sure that makes sense…but I know what I mean and you probably don't want or need to know all of my character flaws!

This year, I want to notice people. 

I mean really notice them. 

I want to take note of when someone needs some encouragement. 

I want to remember their favorite things so that I can surprise them with a treat now and then.

I want to be there for them when they need a listening ear.

I want to serve others with a kind heart.

I want to show Christ's love through me.

Who's with me?

1 comment:

  1. I'm very guilty. Being single, I feel even more guilty, because I really only have to worry about myself. I know I need to work on this.


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