I don’t know about you but my life seems pretty shallow to me some days. And I sit and ponder. What am I doing? How am I making a difference? Who am I impacting besides my family? I wonder if my life as role and mother is enough. Is that my only purpose on this earth? It can’t be. I am more than that. I am made up of much more than that. I love my husband. I love my children. I love my friends. I love blogging and connecting socially. But it’s just not enough for me. As much as I enjoy those things, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram are not what my life is about. I feel it down deep. I long to be purposeful. I long to help. I long to get outside my jaded little world and be intentional about helping someone other than myself. I need to get past the mundane laundry, bills, figuring out dinner and breaking up fights. And when I do I just might realize how blessed I am to have laundry, bills, dinner and bickering amongst people I love. I desire to get out there and find someone who’s hurting more than I am. Someone who’s crying out for compassion. Someone who is lonely. I can hug. I can hold a hand. The enemy is purposeful at driving our desires of selfishness. But I think God was purposeful in creating each of us to reach out. To look past our selfishness. Paul sums it up brilliantly in the God’s word. Philippians 2:3-8 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
So I will be stepping out of the little Hiester house to be among others that need love. I am attempting to do this weekly. I am also striving to be purposeful about going new places and reaching new people. It may not be easy. It may have risks. It definitely will have setbacks. It may be fun. It may be crazy. And it will definitely challenge me in ways I can’t imagine. If you want to join me for the ride you can do that in various ways.
- Join me in prayer. Pray for me for protection, wisdom and a servant’s heart.
- Join my journey. I’ll be blogging about weekly. Go outside your comfort zone to help someone in need. Visit the comments section to share your story.
- Share my posts so we can inspire others to go out and be a blessing.
- Leave tips and ideas for ways that I can help others so I don’t run out of ideas or inspiration.