Screen Shot 2018-09-09 at 1.20.22 PMEach of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

It is a privilege to be part of God’s plan. Sometimes, however, we need a starting point to use our gifts. We all want our lives to matter. It’s the reason we do the things we do. We chase promotions and leadership positions because we want to make a difference. We encourage our kids to go to college, get a good job, and make lots of money, in hopes that they, too, will make a difference.

There’s nothing wrong with wealth or influence, but those things alone won’t change the world and they aren’t what we were made for. Serving is a form of worship, a way to express gratitude for what Jesus has done for us,  and to share the love and grace we’ve been given.

There are countless organizations that need help accomplishing their mission. Food pantries need people to take and sort donations. Blood drives need help checking people in. Local events always need assistance with setting up and tearing down. While these may seem like simple tasks, your individual abilities can make a big impact! Perhaps your organization skills could be put to use in planning an event. Maybe you could offer babysitting services for a group of single moms that meets every month.

You don’t have to be an expert at something to be helpful. For me, it’s been rewarding to serve others with my gifts. I use my communication skills.

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