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One of the things we should all do is volunteer our time to help and serve others and organizations. To volunteer means to freely offer to do something that you don’t get paid for. Volunteering not only helps us to become less selfish, but it is also healthy for us. As Christians, however, we must change our perspective from that of being a volunteer, to that of being a servant.
As you begin your journey with God and start to volunteer, it shouldn’t stop there. Although volunteering is good, it should grow into servanthood. As a servant, you want people to be blessed; and you’re not concerned about keeping score. Instead, you allow God to keep score; and you focus on serving — doing whatever is asked of you (see Hebrews 6:10).
Volunteering is an action; serving is an attitude. Volunteers keep score; servants make sacrifices. Volunteers are time sensitive; servants are need sensitive. Volunteering makes you look good; serving makes God look good. Volunteering is about convenience; serving is about commitment. Volunteers focus on what they give; servants focus on what Jesus gave.
Let’s stop fighting over preferences, and purpose to be a servant of our Lord Jesus. The Bible says, “Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve” (Matthew 20:28 NIV). By following Jesus’ example and growing in your faith, keep believing that God will make you a servant. As you serve God and other people, it will bring the greatest joy to your heart.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, March 21, 2016 @ 10:33 PM CDT
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