July 2, 2010

To serve is to live. (Frances Hesselbein)

Matthew 6:33 (nlt) “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”

Here’s a life changing equation: Servant leadership = Putting others first.

The key to a successful life is to serve one another. It’s the key to living a satisfied full life. When you make the conscious daily lifestyle decision to serve others, you are allowing the love of God to spread to the world. We add a little JOY to the world.

I remember learning from my youth pastor as a teenage many moons ago this simple expression that has stuck with me. The way to have J.O.Y. in your life is by living these three simple values: J=Jesus first, O=Others second, and Y=Yourself last.

It’s the little things we do that make a huge difference that can brighten up someone’s day. Hey, wash the dishes for you spouse, open the door for someone, ask someone how’s their day and listen, catch your kids doing something right and tell them, call a family member just to check in, and the ideas go on and on.

Go make a difference in someone’s life today- serve them!

To serve is to live and to live is to serve! -Larry