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Serving is a gift of living.
It is in serving that we:
- Develop our talents.
- Treasure our hobbies.
- Honor those around us.
- Serve – as well as walk with – our God.
How to Get Started Serving
When it comes to determining our personal preferences, we must ask ourselves questions to find answers.
How do you like to serve?
What talents or interests do you have?
What skills would you like to develop?
Maybe we have something in common?
Narrow Your Choices: Zing, Ping, Sing
We must also narrow down the recipients of our service.
What kinds of organizations make your heart zing?
What fallen world trials make your heart ping?
What kinds of people (age, culture, environment, life challenges) make your heart sing?
Take Your Time
It may take time to narrow down your choices. That’s ok! Offer to help with short-term commitments, or as my young friends taught me via card games: offer one-shot assistance.
Take one meal. Make one hat. Serve at one event.
Just think of all the people you will be able to help short-term while you are discovering where you want to help longer term. 🙂
For example, I spent a year narrowing my crafting for charity choices down to these three:
Not quite the cause you are looking for?
Here is a longer list of causes – ones that tug my heart – but I have to leave to the hands of others because time, money and talent are limited resources.
We truly can’t do it all, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do what we can.>
It’s Your Turn
- Do you serve because you want to?
- Or because you feel you have to?
- Or are you wondering why we should serve at all?
- Would you like to serve in your community or beyond? Tell me about it!
Our love creates service and we serve to show love.
To avoid confusion and to keep my priorities in order, I call serving at home, Love.
And loving beyond, Serve.
(Although, sometimes they blend like a smoothie. 🙂 )
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