Serving gives us purpose. I believe that with all of my heart. If you are going through a time of struggle or a time of wandering, serving is often the antidote to a tough season. Last week our church was able to participate in the City of Plano’s “Love Where You Live” initiative. I love seeing our church come together and make a difference in someone’s life. I also love learning new skills that I would never have learned on my own, like installing siding to a house.
Here are three things that happen when you serve:
1. Your perspective gets bigger. I believe the most joyful people are people who view life from a big picture perspective, not a single moment. Serving others lets you see that there are other people in this world that have struggles or needs that you could impact.
2. You become less selfish. Serving someone else will always make you less selfish. Selfishness is a disease that leads to many vices. C.S. Lewis considered selfishness or pride as the source of all other sins. Serving others will always move us away from sin and towards love and forgiveness.
3. You get happier! Serving others leads to a more joyful life. You will feel a longer, deeper satisfaction after you have served someone than if you simply used that time for yourself.
So I just want to give a quick shout out to those who served and encourage you to serve someone today! Just my two cents…