Let me start this off correctly so you don’t think for one moment I am ungrateful for the position God has put me in.
I Love My Life.
This is my effort in being Bold, and deciding to say something when it is easier to say nothing.
Ok, with that disclaimer out of the way I have to warn you that these thoughts transpired from an actual conversation I had in the last year and felt I missed the opportunity to actually say something. Let’s just say that this conversation included any and all excuses to not help. It didn’t really matter what type of help I asked of you, because you had the excuse. Oh, and you don’t have children, and you don’t work on the weekends.
If you’re reading this and it is all too familiar, you are correct to assume I had this conversation with you.
Let me run down a basic weekly schedule: I work 5 days a week, while Kim does real estate photography as well as running the house as a home economist. The 2 girls have practice 2, sometimes 3 times a week for a competitive soccer team, while our 2 year old runs rampant around the practice fields. This is a VERY tiring and exhaustive schedule (more for Kim). Oh and then there are the soccer tournaments, with sometimes 7 or 8 games in the two days of the weekend. Although it’s a lot, our lives do not revolve around our children’s activities. We love it, absolutely.
This is on top of spending 4 hours at our church and serving for a greater cause; to do life for at least 3 years with a group of middle school kids.
We do this because God has called every single one of us to serve, and the strengths that Kim and I posses we feel work best in the environments in which we serve.
If you are a Christian, does this mean you are going to hell for not helping in our middle school environment at our church? Hell no it doesn’t, but if you are not serving in any type of capacity, you’re missing out. Big time. There are so many ways and opportunities to help your church, all you have to do is ask.
If you still can’t find anything to do? Maybe the church you attend is not the right church for you and your strengths or gifts. Hmm…
In fact, whether or not you’re a Christian doesn’t matter. If you don’t believe me, go volunteer for a day at your local soup kitchen and help out for a day or 2. You will see the transformation begin because the experience you get from putting the needs of others before yours on a greater scale will:
- Teach you more about your strengths and weaknesses
- Show you exponential results in just becoming a better person.
- Definitely “build character”
- Validate your position on earth as being Human.
There is way too much need, for you NOT to do something.
There are only so many excuses you can use, and they all stink. So what’s stopping you?