April 28, 2013
I love my job seriously and I think God must know what he’s doing. At Hypepotamus we’ve just seen a great out pouring of love and help from people around the community and state and a little bit of everywhere as of late, because it’s not about us. We want to make everyone win by making the community a better place and seek first to help. At one of the many meetings that we host I saw people pitch their ideas and what they needed before seeking to understand or trying to help someone else. It was tunnel vision and very interesting.
In Acts 20:35 Jesus tells us it’s better to give than to receive and in Mark 9:35 he told his disciples that to be first that had to serve. Serving others is what God wants us to do and not just to people we like or love, but to everyone. In Matthew 25:35-40 Jesus tells a man that if you’ve done it to the least of me, you’ve done it to him. God wants us to serve.
So how can we as simple humans begin to give more and put others first? Let’s look at some tips.
Think how will this affect others: A lot of times when I stop and think about how something will affect others, it makes my decision making a lot better. It makes me aware and cognizant of those around me so that I can best be a help and not a hindrance.
Pretend they are you: What kind of treatment would you give yourself? I always treat people like they are important, because they are and it makes me feel good when someone waits on me.
Remember you’re serving God: Sometimes I know I can get lost in serving others or wanting to, but if you remember that you’re doing it as a service to God it not only becomes easier, but exciting. By serving God and not someone else you can go a long way.
It always comes back: I don’t know how much I’ve given without expecting a return, but God keeps on blessing me in amazing ways. It doesn’t matter what happens God is watching and rewards those who serve.
Think what can I do to help: By putting myself in a helping mindset I’ve found that it makes my life a little easier. It’s not about whether or not I get anything out of it, but whether or not I help.
My intern was so happy when I got her a ticket to a concert of her favorite band that she tweeted about it and thanked me, but to me it was the least I could do. Serving others always, no matter how crazy it may seem, serves you. God rewards and blesses those who serve and I’m a witness.
We’ve been so blessed at work and I can see more blessings coming, as we’ve sought to help others and not ourselves and people are noticing what we offer. Living to serve is living for God. Who will you help this week?