I received this from someone who is serving here at FC and wishes to remain anonymous.
Why do I serve? I serve because it is not about me! The biggest reason I serve is because our Lord Himself showed it what it was to be a true Christian. John 13:12-17 shows us that if the most perfect person who ever existed in this world can serve others than am I any better than He?
I have never asked anyone to do something I could not do. That is not who I am. "Do as I say and not as I do" is not a saying I ever want to hear from any one. This basically means you think in some way or form that you are better than the person you are speaking too. It is acceptable for them to work this task but it is beneath you. May that never be the case with myself. I am no better or worse than the next person and if I can serve than what is your reason for not doing so? I will never ask of you what I cannot do myself. Ye,s I know I am repeating myself! (Smile)
I serve not for a reward, not for recognition (though a kind word is always appreciated), not for position. I serve because it makes me a better person. It forces me out of my comfort zone and more into His comfort zone and is that not truly what we are after? I serve because I do like to help others. I serve alongside others and independently of others. Both have their merits and whatever task I am assigned to I try and see what I am to learn from this, especially if it is not something I really want to do.
I have met friends and learned much more from each of them. I have learned patience, understanding, kindness all from serving others. I have learned how to be a more social creature. I have learned how to step out of my comfort zone. I have learned to appreciate what others can do that I cannot. I have learned and I have grown. But more importantly than all else, I have learned that it is not about me!
We call our serving team here at FC Difference Makers because that's what they are. As FC grows with this 3rd service added, we will need some more of the above "Difference Makers". Maybe today is the day you become one!