“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. ” Martin Luther King Jr.
Service is not just a one time act of helping others but a life time of acts to help others.We are called to a life time of service to one another and to humanity.
Everybody can be great and everybody wants to be great,but we all define greatness from different perspectives.
When a man has acquired so much material wealth we call him great,but that is not what greatness is.
Jesus said a man’s life does not consist of the things he has,so if you are perceived great because of the material wealth you possess,then that is a wrong picture of greatness.
We need to understand that our life is worth more than material wealth,if all we live for is just to work and make money,eat and be fat,sleep and eventually die,then our life is not worth living.
There is a bigger picture for our existence here on earth and until you discover that picture,you will live unfulfilled life.
It is in our search for that reason that we work so hard to try and find a meaning for our life,the reason for our existence.
There is a higher call to our life than just making money,getting married and having children,there is a deeper call and purpose to our life than all of that.
A deeper call and sense of purpose,that can entirely change the direction of our lives,a call higher and stronger than our wants.
A call that can take you from family and friends,a call that will make others call you crazy,but its a call to the fulfillment of purpose,it is called “A call to Serve.”
True satisfaction can be found only when i am living a life fulfilling my purpose,we work so hard and make so much money,and become so rich but we are still not satisfied,because our life is worth more,there is a bigger reason.
What am i living for? why am i here? These are some the questions we ask ourselves daily,what can i do to make my life have more meaning,how can i give back to society and humanity?
“There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.” Walter Reuther
There is a deep desire in us to be used to do something greater than us,we all want to be remembered for something greater than us,we all want to be outlived by our good works.
Your real wealth is not what you have acquired but what you have given out to help humanity.
When some men speak of how much they have given to help humanity,others speak of how much they have acquired.
Why are we blessed? We must understand that you are not so blessed because of your intelligence,but God wants to use you to be a blessing to someone,to humanity.
Wealth that is all about you only,is not real wealth.God told Abraham
“I will bless you and make you a blessing” you are blessed,to be a blessing.
Stop bragging about how much you have made,the question is how much have you given?
You will be rewarded not by how much you have but how much you gave to better the lives of others.
We are called to serve a purpose higher than us.
Jesus told James and John in mark 10:43 “whosoever want to be great,must be a servant”
Jesus further said “For even the son of man did not come to be served but to serve and give his life as a ransom for many”
Its okay to desire greatness but you must be ready to serve first and give your life for a course and make sure that course is for the betterment of humanity.
Service to others is a key to greatness but a route to discovering what your God given purpose is, in fact your God given purpose is to serve,no matter your field or profession.
Its not the big things that make us great but little acts to better the lives of others.Your small acts of love and care for others,support for the widows and less privilege,and so on.
“Many small people, in many small places, do many small things, that can alter the face of the world.”
Its funny,the easiest way to add meaning to your life is to add meaning to someone else life,our lives and destinies are so connected.
“In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.” Flora Edwards