When it comes to tactics, I’ve really been thinking about what goes into serving others. My first thought was “How can I serve others more?” Then it was “How can I serve others BEST?” I think quality over quantity is what’s most important here. [This also leads into the A in mustArd – be Authentic.]
I’ve spent years in the quantity lane — joining multiple community service organizations, serving on committees and boards, etc. All of it was good and necessary work but now I want to go deep; be even more targeted and intentional with my time and talents.
With tomorrow being the day that we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, Pastor Mo brilliantly incorporated his voice, message and mission into today’s sermon on “Creating a Culture of Valuing Others.” Here are some key things that spoke to me from both his sermon and from Dr. King’s Drum Major Instinct sermon he preached just a few months before his assassination:
- I want you to be able to say that day… [see Drum Major Instinct sermon]
- How you serve others on Earth is how you get glory in the Kingdom. [see Mark 10:35-45 NIV]
- Generosity is not just about money, its a mindset. [see II Cor 8:12-14 TPT]
- Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand. [see Philippians 2:1 MSG]
So this brings me back to “How can I serve others BEST?” I’m taking my time and looking for direction. I don’t think it benefits anyone for me to decide or dictate how I can help so… You tell me. How can I help you?
Whether it’s answering marketing or event related questions, recommendations about things in Atlanta, or just a listening ear and partner in something you’re praying for or about, let me know how I can join with you and serve with the talents I possess.
If you see something in me that I didn’t mention or don’t even see in myself, by all means, please float it my way as well.
My ears are open to hear and heart is open to receive. Looking forward to hearing from you!