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Spirit of Service: What’s Really the Problem?
Posted By Mark Yeadon On September 24, 2011 @ 1:47 am In Employees and Culture | 4 Comments
Have you ever heard a non-Christian say,
“I have no problem with God or Jesus — only Christians”?
It’s actually a common theme among some nonbelievers. Unfortunately, it’s also becoming more and more common among Christians.
This worries me. How can we serve our communities with Christ-centered joy if we can’t serve each other in the same manner?
Let’s be real. The question I’m raising can’t be resolved in this one small message. But I am asking you to think hard about it.
What’s preventing you from living out a Spirit of Service in your work environment or better yet, in your life?
Is there a bad experience that you can’t forget, a wrongdoing that you can’t forgive, or a fear of being used, mistreated or disrespected?
We all have our baggage, but the great thing about being a believer in Christ is that we have a “safe place” to unload it — the Cross.
If you’re struggling with this concept, I encourage you to consider the following three steps:
It may sound simple, but in order to have a true Spirit of Service, you have to have a spirit of love — and that can come only from God.
“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” — Galatians 5:13, NIV
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