Thursday, September 18, 2008

find your place

At my church we're in the midst of Find Your Place. For those not familiar with FYP (it's fun to throw around the lingo), this is the time for members to renew their commitments to the areas they're currently serving in or to get involved for the first time. For the past two weeks, my pastor has stood from the pulpit and stressed the importance of serving. What I love the most about serving is the fact that I get blessed out of it as well as the person I'm serving. Isn't it just like God to allow us to benefit from putting someone else first? Galatians 5:13 says, "…through love serve one another." By serving, we take the focus off of us and place it on someone else. I find it so easy to only think about me and my problems, what I'm going through and what I want. Me, me, me! But by shifting my attention from me to someone else, not only am I helping another person but I'm not thinking about me. Ghandi once said, "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." We can serve others in countless ways be it through open acts of kindness or those done in secret. I always think the latter is more fun (though by no means any more important) because the recipient doesn't know who helped them or whatever; just that someone cared enough to do something. Imagine if we all engaged in a kind act every day? How much better off would we be? I know there have been days when I'll think about it and realize I didn't do anything nice for someone else. Something as seemingly insignificant as opening the door for another person could make all the difference for that person. After all, with one act, Jesus hung on the cross, offering the ultimate example of serving another; in fact, He served the whole world. I think I can manage to hold the door for someone, how about you?

Today's side of laughter are some fun things to do in the workplace:
~ Page yourself on the intercom; don't disguise your voice.
~ Find out where your boss shops and buy exactly the same outfits. Always wear them one day after your boss. This is especially effective if your boss is the opposite gender.
~ Put mosquito netting around your cubicle; play jungle music.
~ Develop an unnatural fear of staplers.
~ As often as possible, skip rather than walk.

1 comment:

  1. fyp! I have found Pastor's sermons to be really good the past two weeks (not that they aren't always :o) ) and to perfectly tie into to find your place. What a coincidence. I see you've signed up for childrens!? More so, preschool...About time!