Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10One of the ways I serve Christ is by serving others. Even if they don’t know about it. One thing. Every day. Try it. What have you got to lose?
What if you did one thing nice for someone every day? Maybe you iron your husband’s shirt for him or refill his recurring prescription every month without him having to remind you. What if you did one thing to help someone you don’t even know? Like when those people try to speed up when the lane is ending and you really want them to LEARN THEIR LESSON but instead you let them in front of you because you are a good Christian and everyone knows that all Christians let people in their lane. (tic) What if you did one thing to make the world a better place and no one ever knew about it? Say, like picking up litter in the park when no one is around to see your good deed. That has been something I have been trying to do regularly. But I really focus on the third one…when no one knows. Because, you see, I don’t mind a pat on the back. I like the occasional atta girl. Doesn’t bother me one bit to get some kudos from another person. And while there is nothing wrong me receiving that much needed encouragement, I pray my reason behind doing good things is not for the approval of man.