As we come to the end of the week, I hope you have thought about ways that you can serve God. If you’re like me, maybe you realize it all comes down to one lingering question: “Where do I start?”
The good news about serving is that you don’t have to have a solid plan to jump in! We are surrounded by serving opportunities every day – whether it’s helping someone change their tire, setting up chairs before a church service or even just lending an ear to someone who needs to talk. The possibilities are endless.
It also helps that God has made us each with different personalities to serve in unique ways, so this makes serving God easier than you may think! Remember that we’re told in 1 Corinthians 12:7 that “a spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.”
If we do what we’re good at with the gifts we’re given by God, serving is an act of joy that brings us closer to God’s will for us. If you’re not sure what your spiritual gift is, I encourage you to take this test but also to think about your successes in life.
In our culture, we’re often told to follow our passion to do what we love, but instead, we should focus on what we have accomplished. I may be passionate about the Arizona Diamondbacks, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to be their next starting pitcher.
Sometimes connecting your successes to ministry is not easy. If you want to hit a home run, you’ve got to find the bat’s sweet spot. (Can you tell I’m excited for baseball to start?)
Finding that sweet spot takes practice, and so does finding your niche in ministry, so don’t be afraid to try different types of service. I pray that God will give you the courage to find your place in serving Him.
I hope you’ll be able to join us this weekend as we wrap up our series, The Sound of Grace, and we build up to celebrate Jesus’ sacrifice and resurrection on Good Friday (March 30) and Easter weekend (March 31 and April 1).