Who will you serve today? I looked at the service in work last week and now I want to look at voluntary and involuntary service. It’s not just in business that you can serve others.
Serving at home is really part of life and an attitude of gratitude, love, and serving is a choice that you make every day. You can choose to serve your family or not. It is important that you choose to look after yourself before you take care of your family. You cannot pour from an empty vessel.
I want to look at voluntary and involuntary choices to help others. Yes, voluntary service starts with yourself and then your family. But where does it go next?
The attitude of love and gratitude that comes with service can also be contemplated outside the home. Living this out wherever you go will be visible to your children. It’s not always possible to live with voluntary service wherever you. There are occasions even in your household it can become hard to practice this.
Involuntary service is a little bit different. It’s something you don’t plan on doing but you almost instinctively do because it is the right thing to do.
One day recently I was out with my son and fell over on the cobblestones as they were wet getting my wheelchair into the car. I was very blessed because there was a man walking along the pavement who obviously saw what happened and came and helped me up and finished putting the wheelchair in the car for me.
I am certain this man hadn’t left home thinking he would help a disabled woman up from the ground because she had fallen over and needed help. I was deeply thankful that this man put aside anything he was planning on doing and got me up on my feet and asked if I had hit my head and needed to go to the hospital.
You can decide to be of service to people or not. It is a deliberate choice you make. I think involuntary service is a decision that may not mean that much to you, except a few seconds of your time, or a few kind words. Or it may take more but it could mean the world to the person you are blessing with your service.
So, in essence, voluntary and involuntary service is possible. You can choose to offer help or not. But if you are living a life of service, that is a choice you can make.
Who will you serve today? No 2
Who will you serve today?
Whether in or out the house
Have you prepared yourself
For the joy of giving back?
Living a life of gratitude
And having time to share
Giving back is what to do
Blessing others in your path.
So this is a choice you make
An attitude if you please
Is this the life you want to live?
Then choose to live it wisely.