When I was drinking, I was in full-on selfish mode only thinking about what I wanted and needed. When I got sober, I learned that the quickest way out of my own head was to be of service.
In serving myself, the satisfaction is temporary, unfulfilling, and fleeting. I find I always want more, and I am obsessively self-focused coming up empty every time. Bored, tired, and discontented.
When I serve you, we both receive the gift—it blesses me AND you and sustains us both in the process. In a way, I think of serving as rather selfish on my part because in the end I am the person who benefits the most!
Service heals both the giver and the receiver.
Sometimes you might think, “Well, this small thing I am doing really doesn’t matter.”
Service matters. It matters to you and to me. It gives us both purpose. God wants us to be in relationship with others and with Him. The best way to practice this is to be of service.
I often thought that what I was doing in life wasn’t making a difference. I just worked, earned a living, had a family and lived. So what? When I started giving of myself through the talents I had been given, I finally felt like I was becoming the person God intended for me to be. I was capable of giving back that same love that was so freely given to me.
The result of this discovery was a new power and drive to serve you and others more!
“Those who put their faith and trust in the Lord shall have a renewed strength.
They will rise up as if on the wings of eagles. They will run and not be tired.
They will walk and not be faint.”