Value in Serving
In life there are many times when we are unable to see value in what we do. These feelings can be deep, and they can create both confusion and uncertainty for us.
Knowing time is always moving and what we are spending it on only intensifies this problem as we try and make sure we are valuing the time we have.
The only way to compensate for these feelings is to survey our lives and ask ourselves if we are looking to be valued or to add value. The former is where most of us struggle.
If we are honest, most of us need to be believe we are being valued. This is a human condition as we all want to believe we are making a difference. The need to be valued is natural and affects us all at one time or another.
Though this is true, the struggle associated with the need to be valued can be found in the value we add.
We can find our “value in serving”. Serving our Lord and others is where true value is found.
Though recognition and advancement are markers we can use to see where we add value, finding our “value in serving” can leave an indelible mark on our lives and on the life of someone else.
When we see others benefit and grow from the service we provide, we can see and find value in the value we bring.
This is where selfishness gives way to selflessness. This is the model we find in Jesus.
Psalm 139:23 “Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!”