We all have God given gifts and every single one of us has a purpose in our lives. We are here to be of service to others and to make a contribution, not to simply exist and receive. When you are using your gifts, you are in service not only to other human beings, but in service to God as well.
Gratitude Tip: How much of your life is spent in service of others? And how much is spent in serving yourself? It is a difficult balance, as self-care is important and taking care of our bodies is essential in order to use our gifts and be of service to others. Think about the day ahead, in what ways can you be of service to others by sharing your gifts?
If you still don’t know what your gifts are, it’s time to figure them out. We never know how many days we have left and it would be a shame for us to pass on without having shared our unique gifts with others. This impromptu speech by Steve Harvey talks about how there is so much diversity in our gifts and how it’s essential that we take the leap in order to use them and be of service. I’ve listened to it so many times that I know parts of it off by heart. It’s very inspirational.
Being of service doesn’t mean you have to give up earning income either. There is often a misconception that service requires doing something free of charge or volunteering. We can be of service in our chosen profession or business, especially if we are using our gifts to be of service in that given field. In fact, all that money really is is an exchange of value for service we have given. Jordan Kemper, who is a 7-figure earner in USANA, put it beautifully, ‘What if I see a dollar bill as a certificate for helping another human being?‘
Your gifts and my gifts are different. Even if we are both gifted speakers or writers, the way we express ourselves will be different. Last night, I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Christine Mathieu of Wealth Ministry for Women about gratitude. When I have the chance to speak about gratitude, it completely lights me up! It’s a true joy for me and I am in the flow. I say things that I had never thought of until that very moment, things just seem to ‘come to me’ as I’m speaking. It is truly one of my gifts that I love to share and provide value and service to others with. You’re welcome to listen to the audio recording, it’s 30 minutes long.
The greatest teacher of all, Jesus Christ, had this to say, ‘Your attitude must be like my own, for I, the Messiah, did not come to be served, but to serve and to give my life.’ Matthew 20:28
The key is that we are here to SERVE and to GIVE. How can we be of service to others today?
I’m looking forward to being of service TONIGHT!! We are doing the live launch of the 5th edition of the 30 Day Whole Body Detox at the Burlington Golf and Country Club. Online ticket sales close at noon for the live event, LIVE stream tickets will be available until 5 pm EST. www.30daywholebodydetox2016.eventbrite.ca