I have always wanted to be outstanding in some field. This is a photo of a field I discovered while taking a morning walk on a local country road (LOL). Seriously though, I think we all have an inborn desire to live a life with purpose, a field of dreams to make a positive difference in the lives of others. The reality is that we already have a field of influence in and through our relationships. It really doesn’t matter how big or small it is, it matters more about what we do with it.
IT STARTS ON THE INSIDE.
It starts with asking the right questions of ourselves, such as…What is our motivation? Is it to help ourselves more than helping others? It is important that it is to be more about being helpful for others than just an opportunity for us to pat ourselves on our backs.
IT STARTS WHERE YOU ARE AT NOW.
Mother Teresa said this “I look at the individual. I can only love one person at a time.” Because of her focus on the individual, her compassion grew to become an incredible outreach that cares for the sick and helpless people around the world today. Start with those people you already know about that may need your help. If everyone did just that, how much better would our world be? Let your acts of kindness grow and develop as you pray specifically about who you can help in some way that is unique to you.
USE WHAT YOU HAVE TO HELP OTHERS.
You have special gifts and God given talents that can be a conduit of kindness, that can be encouraging for others. You may consider doing some simple things like… take a meal, get a gift card, write a text or encouraging email or note to someone you know is having a difficult time. Call them and check on them. What is so exciting is that in the process of praying for people that God will sometimes gives you some specific thoughts and ideas about how to help them. It may be financially, volunteering to help them or connecting them to someone who is knowledgable and has experience in dealing with their current needs and issues. We don’t have all the pieces to the puzzle in someone else’s situation, but we can do our part and roles to be a piece of the bigger picture for their emotional and spiritual health and their overall well being. These are the the kind of investments that we can continue to make that will have a positive and lasting impact in our world by Praying > Caring > and Sharing with others!