May 20, 2021

Service

Over the last few weeks I have been sharing about different concepts (tools) that can help you have a better relationship with God, others and yourself.

Service is a national outflowing of the others we have already talked about; grace, gratitude, generosity and the relationship bullseye.

Many times we are so busy with our day-to-day lives that we forget that part of what we are called to is to serve. It would also be good to remember that others are serving us. Allowing them to serve is allowing them to do part of what God has called them to do.

When you became a Christian you accepted what Jesus had done for you, his act of “service” if you will is something that changed your life forever. Accepting that gift was the first step, continuing to be thankful and accept what he is continuing to do for and with you is important too.

Sometimes serving isn't comfortable. It takes time and energy. If you start to feel yourself resist serving in a way that you believe God has called you to, remember that “God is more interested in your character than your comfort.” Rick Warren

Last week we talked about the relationship bullseye. Taking a moment to consider where someone is on the relationship bullseye will help you be able to determine the type of service that might be appropriate.

An example could be that you have a friend that is moving, they are in your core or close to it. You may offer to help them pack their belongings to help them get ready for their move. You would not do this for someone in your tribe.

Service is a heart matter. When you are serving with an attitude of grace and generosity, not duty, your gratitude will go up.

I have found that finding ways to serve God, others, and myself has really helped me feel more connected and part of something bigger than myself.  Remember that it may not be comfortable, but God is working on getting you to be the best version of you possible.

Take a moment today to write down a few ideas of how you can step out of your comfort zone and perform and act of service.

How can you serve God today?

How can you serve others today?

How can you serve yourself today?

If the concept of serving yourself seems selfish, consider this: remember that self-care is not selfish. It is taking care of the one physical body that God gifted to you. You can not pour from an empty cup.

Coach Dale

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