Thursday, May 15, 2008
Everyone is looking to be happy in life. That is what everyone truely wants. Everyting that we do we do because we are looking to be happy. The Bible says it is more blessed to give then it is to receive.
I challenge everyone to do this one thing. This next week I want you to do something for somebody else. It can't be a member of your family. I want you to do something like go help them do something, volunteer at a church or something along those lines. I think one of our problems in life is everything becomes so all about me. When we are constantly looking at what is wrong in our life, then we can't see how truely blessed we are. No matter how bad you have it there is always someone that has it worse.
It doesn't take money. Help someone unload their groceries at the store. Make a cake or something for somebody you know that is having a hard day. Go to a nursing home and talk to somebody there that you don't know. Maybe pick some flowers out of your yard and bring them to somebody in the hospital.
We are called to make a difference in people. We can't do that when we are wrapped up with our agenda and what we have going on in our life. We have to start looking at those around us and start making a difference in people.
I love this children's book about the Giving Tree. All the boy did all his life was take take take from the tree. He never gave back. Until there was nothing left of the tree but a stump. Let's not expect that the world should give give give to us when we aren't doing anything to give back to others.
Ok so go change someone's life. I want you though to come back here and post what you did, what was their reaction, and how did this change you!
GOOD LUCK!!! I look forward to hearing about how you made a difference!