“Service is the rent you pay for room on this earth.” – Emma Vernon.
Here’s one of life’s fundamental concepts: “There’s a price to pay for everything,” and the rightful price required for our very existence is Service to those around us. Just to be sure that we’re on the same page, let’s define Service as seeing a need and doing what we can to help meet that need. Service can take many forms, but they generally fall into one of four categories:
- Physical Service – You see something that needs to be done and take care of it, or perhaps you just help them keep things moving in the right direction.
- Mental Service – Someone needs to learn or clarify a concept, so you teach them, or perhaps their life is a little hectic, and you help them prioritize, so they can better focus and accomplish the important things more effectively with less stress.
- Emotional Service – Emotions are powerful, and they can affect someone’s mental and physical ability – for good or bad; therefore, if you can help someone see life from a positive mindset, that’s a huge service that can lead to the success of not only the person you’re helping but also all those they impact through their life.
- Spiritual Service – A person’s spirit governs their emotions (again, for good or bad), which in turn sets the thermostat for their life. Now, I know there are many spiritual roads that can be followed out there (I’ve tried a few), but if you can help people learn to follow the epitome of Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Service that’s found in The Jesus of The Bible (as opposed to the many versions of Jesus that people have created through popular culture and their own minds), then you’ll be doing the greatest Service of all, an Eternity-impacting Service with immediate effects here and now.
My Girls, I Hope and Pray that you will embrace your unique God-Given Purpose and use the Gifts He has given you to Serve those whom He brings into your life and in this Service fulfill the Greatest Commandments: Love God & Love People.
Challenge Question: Who needs your service TODAY?
God’s Word: Matthew 20:25-28, Mark 9:33-37, and Matthew 22:36-40