Well, here I am again. I’ve already written one blog post for the night. But since I am still wide awake, do not currently have a migraine (Praise the Lord!), and I have more thoughts on my mind, I thought another blog post would be great!
Chris and I have been doing pretty awesome as a couple in our first year and a half of marriage (not bragging, just super excited of how nice it’s really been!). I mean, we argue from time to time, and we are nowhere even close to perfect, but honestly, I am super proud of him and how patient he is with me. For this is not an easy task. I remember before I was married and I was attending college, I would go home on break and within the first fifteen minutes of my arrival my mom and sisters would be saying things like “Why did she come back?!” and “It was so much quieter when you were at college.” Of course they were joking, but I tell that story to give you an idea of how easy it is to get impatient with me around. Yet, my husband remains awesome! (Thank you, Lord!)
More recently, Chris and I have noticed something missing though. Not in our relationship per se, but almost like a hole in our hearts that is meant for something greater than ourselves. You want to know what it is?
We have been so caught up in the busyness of our lives. Running a business is no easy feat, especially when you (me) have no clue what you are doing. It has been so easy to get overwhelmed and feel as if we are drowning in business and busyness that we have neglected one of the only things we are called to do while we are here on this earth. SERVE.
Let me tell you something. When the day comes that you (we) realize that life is not about us…that will be (is) one of the most glorious days of our lives. It is the day we finally know that abundant life isn’t about just us and our needs, but also others and their needs. There is no better feeling in this world than to know that you are exactly where you are supposed to be, doing exactly what you are supposed to be doing. And one of the things we are called to do is serve.
When we serve others, not wanting anything in return (not even recognition), there is a void in our hearts that is filled that cannot be filled any other way. It’s true. I promise.
I said this one’s about the future, and it is. Chris and I have decided that we NEED to serve in order to be filled completely. Showing God’s love by serving is one of the ways that we feel closer to God and that He feels closer to us. Not to mention, it will bring others to Him, too, which is awesome!
We have already begun looking for local places that we can get involved and help serve. Unfortunately, (yet fortunately at the same time) there are not homeless shelters or children’s homes around us…Goodness, if I could volunteer at a children’s home–that would be a dream come true. I love children! But just because those two things are not an option right now does not mean there aren’t others. I have been able to locate a few food banks that help out people in need of food and I am continuing to scout out other opportunities as well.
Oh yes, this is a marriage adventure we are most definitely looking forward to!
But even if we don’t get in contact with these community wide services, there are other ways to serve. They may seem small, but I promise, they mean the world to the ones you serve! It could be as simple as babysitting, tipping your waitress some extra cash, doing simple favors for your neighbors/family/friends.
We can’t all be superheroes. I know. It’s absolutely shocking and depressing all at the same time. I always aspire to be Super woman…but I know I fall short. No need to get down about it though. It just means you have to be super in your own way (super in serving others, that is! You’d be a super server! HAHA! :D) .
Think on this:
John 3:30 “He must become greater; I must become less.” (That’s my favorite verse!)
So let me hear about the ways you serve others. (I definitely want to hear about it, and it may give me some ideas as well!)
Comment below and let me know!