|"He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life." ~ John 12:25|
When we have something precious, we tend to hold on to it very tightly---not necessarily because we are selfish, but because we are so afraid to lose it. What would my life look like if I lost "my precious?"
I know I need to work on my attitude and willingness when it comes to serving others with my life---especially in the area of hospitality. When the opportunity for serving outside my role as wife and mom comes up, I often look for an excuse to avoid it. In most cases, this is okay. My ministry is to my husband and our nine kids---and with 10 people to serve, any other time is pretty limited. However, God likes to test my heart now and then and I'm not as ashamed as I should be to say that I usually fail.
I think I'm just holding so tightly to "my precious" life that I don't want to share it with anyone. What if the moments we're spending on other people are the last moments of our life together? Am I the only one who tries to control every aspect of her life to make it just perfect?
"To whom much is given, much is required." ~ Luke 12:48
I used to think that this verse was just about responsibility. However, I'm finding out that God wants me to do more with the life he's given me than just manage it responsibly. He wants me to share the happy times with others, to use it to provide a witness of His goodness and provision, and to "offer hospitality without grumbling." ~ 1 Peter 4:9
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