“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others…”
Sometimes… well most of the time, we tend to get caught up in our own little world. We treat our problems as if they are the worst. But the truth is, we all have problems. The best way to solve our problems is to help someone else with theirs.
Recently, I’ve been burdened, dealing with morning sickness, weeks of bad allergies, and managing a house with 5 kids. Needless-to-say, I’ve had a pity party or two. No one else is invited. Just me and my bucket of whining. When the going gets uncomfortable I have this horrible inclination to cry and quit. Throw in the towel. Resign.
In my distress I sought the advice of an older woman who has served alongside her husband in his ministry and eldership. A funny thing happened, actually a biblical thing (Titus 2:4), I got wise counsel. In the midst of all the wisdom was the directive to go serve others.
So yesterday I took to it. My husband kept the younger girls at home with him and set to find opportunities to look out for other people. I didn’t donate organs or anything drastic. I just put on eyes to see others. In the process an amazing thing happened. I forgot about my troubles. I laughed with others. Shared meals and fellowship with others. Lightened the load of someone else, just in a small way.
Thank you Jesus for your life of service. May we bring glory to you through imitating your example.