1 Peter 4:10 (ESV)
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:
Have you ever been around someone who is “next level” in terms of their passion for what they do? I know people like that, and they inspire me. This brings them a greater sense of purpose and begins to make a difference for those around them.
Serving is about what we can do to meet the needs of others. God wants us to take the things we are most passionate about and use them for the good of others and, ultimately, His glory. There are several qualities that true servants have in common:
Serving requires humility. Those who serve always think highly of others and elevate their needs ahead of their own. Even though they are experts, the best will never make you feel inferior for not knowing what to do. In fact, it’s quite the opposite; they’ll make you feel special.
Serving requires learning. Those who serve are always seeking knowledge and wisdom because others are depending on them. Leaders are made to serve others and need to “stay ahead” of those they serve with insight and knowledge.
Serving requires commitment. Those who serve have an unwavering commitment to others’ success. They don’t give up when challenges or obstacles arise. In fact, those bumps in the road energize them to help you overcome. They reject excuses and encourage you to do the same.
It’s an act of love to lay down your life for another. Using the gifts and talents God has given you is a powerful way to make a big difference for others.
How can you use your passions and gifts to serve others?
Dear Lord, You have made us and You know us. You know how You want to reach the world through us. Please show us how You can use the things we are passionate about to serve and encourage family and friends. Give us a heart for service that comes from Your love. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.