When I wrote my book Devuélveme mi sueño (Give me back my dream) I had that inside voice ensuring me that I was heading on the right way to develop an idea good enough to be passionate about. In fact, this took me to achieve one of my greatest dreams; I became an international speaker about a year ago.
Nevertheless, I am still waiting to have my first experience in front of an auditory and provide reflections about a topic that I love, which is the gift of serving others.
In order to properly dive into serving I want to repeat a phrase that had a huge impact in my life by pastor Frank Lopez from the church Jesus Worship Center “Everything that God wants to do on earth, He will do it through mankind”. When I heard this phrase I realized that we all have a responsibility wherever we are today. I think of a person praying about God’s provision for a job, food, or anything else. The response won’t directly come from heaven. God will use men or women to respond to that prayer request. This is where the importance of being compassionate to anybody who comes asking for help because today I’m sure that God has entrusted us to be the vehicle for a miracle to take place.
Citing 1Corinthians 3:9 “For we are both God’s workers. And you are God’s field. You are God’s building”. I see that the first part of this verse shows us that we have the privilege of working in communion with God by serving according to His instructions and for this purpose we should act like Him.
The second part of this verse, referring to you as absolutely you and me who should sow and build up according to His will. We are developers of His work here on earth.
Another impacting Bible verse for every believer to consider every day of their life is: “And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet” (Jhon 13:14). My interpretation of this passage is that He is talking to us about being humble, we should develop and keep compassionate; we should be servants. Let’s keep in mind those in need. We had come to serve to help others in our capacity and beyond. We are here to share in the spiritual, the provisions, love, consolidation, among other things, forgiveness. In other words, building up one another.
This last Biblical reference that I want to share with you is the following: “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38). To be honest, this is where I wanted to point to the following reflection. We have the duty -if applicable- to help our parents and siblings; and as possible to our family members and friends. Also, we should honor our own responsibilities and be responsible with our finances. But also it would be a good deed to give out something else of what we already have to the one who doesn’t have any. Therefore, it should not be due to our friendship or family commitment; instead, looking forward to serving with that compassion that we owe to others. At the time we do an act of kindness we are blessed back.
When you plan your budget to bless your parents, to have an amount to pay your debts, and another amount to please yourself but you forget that one who is in need or you ignore whoever asked you for help for someone else; when you didn’t consider someone to share with grace what you have being given that way; or when you put yourself over the one who extended his need to you; you are on the wrong path.
Compassion, love, humbleness among other human sensitivities that are on the same line should be expressed from your deep inside without measures or judgement. God will reward you abundantly. God will provide for your needs and He will multiply whenever you give out of your bread to the unknown who suffers. Our greatest limitation to reach prosperity is our selfishness and individualism. You will get back in the same way you give out.
Let us open our hearts! There is no reservation of what God has given us to share with others. Let us not try to analyze from our own understanding. Let us do it with faith and love to the Creator! He will give us wisdom —all knowledge– so that our spiritual understanding surpasses the worldly.