Life is not about how much we can get but how much we can give.
The Go Giver by Bob Burg & John Mann, is a well written book about the simple act of service. The word service can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Some might attach the word service to money, church, work or even family duties. The simple act of me just listening to Britney while she talks about her work day is an act of service. Listening is a valuable skill to have in your marriage just FYI.
It’s important we take time throughout our busy day to just help someone. It doesn’t have to be a huge drawn out scene that makes the Channel 4 news. It can be anything that tugs at your heart or better yet, that makes you feel all warm and cozy inside. Now, I’m not talking about spreading yourself thin and taking care of everyone else before you take care of yourself. This act of service game is more about quality than quantity. It’s more about being selfless than selfish. So don’t go burning yourself out trying to save the world. You’ll only end up needing a year long vacation away from everyone. Trust me, I know.
The ability to bring value to someone’s life is huge and opens up doors not just for that person but for you as well. I challenge you this week to take time to be a “Go Giver”. Don’t wait until you are asked, or your church is organizing a project to go and help someone. Start right now. If nothing else, cook dinner for the entire family, that’s always a nice act of service. If you don’t cook, then buy pizza and call it a game night. It doesn’t have to be big, it just has to come from the heart with no strings attached.
Life is not about how much we can get but how much we can give. So, I challenge you to go and give. Don’t worry about what you don’t have, you have everything you need to bring a smile to someone’s face. And as always, move with love.