Take a look at this video, it definitely inspired me.
Have you ever been in a situation where someone does something somewhat insignificant for you, maybe a compliment or encouragement, and it means the world? These little moments can impact someone so much. In this video Drew Dudely talks about as a culture we put the idea of Leadership up on a pedestal where only a select few can reach it. But being a spiritual leader is an everyday thing that hugely involves serving others. And I think that sometimes we classify ‘serving’ as something like going to the local soup kitchen or going on a mission trip (and don’t get me wrong, those are WONDERFUL), but serving is also an everyday kind of thing. It’s actually a mind set as well as an call to action. 1 John 3:18 says, “Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” Love can be show through serving; by being an inspiration and an example to anyone, anywhere, any time, even when no one is there to see it.
Philippians 2:1-4 says, “If therefore there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.”
Wow. This goes back to this week’s theme of not promoting the self. We cannot serve others simply to build up brownie points for ourselves, but we must search our hearts for pure intentions. We must rely on God to guide us to who needs our specific touch in the midst of our everyday life.
Read the wisdom in Proverbs 12:25, “An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.”
This week I challenge you to be on the lookout for where God could use you to make someone’s day!!