Those aren’t necessarily bad things, but we tend to lose focus incredibly easy with all that is going on everyday.
We forget that we need to learn to serve others through our actions.
If we’re truly trying to live and be more Christ-like, we need to serve.
We’re so easily distracted these days, it’s pretty ridiculous. It seems we can’t go 5 minutes without checking email for fear of missing something important.
But with those distractions comes anxiety. And it changes us. It causes us to act in ways we never thought we would.
I recently heard about this through a podcast from Michael Hyatt. It’s called, “What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains.”
He notes an article that talks about how the anxiety we have from not being “connected” constantly is rewiring our brains. It’s quite disheartening to hear, honestly, but oh-so true.
The point is that we now have to be so much more intentional about the time we spend and what we spend it on. There’s just too much information available.
I remember when these bracelets were incredibly popular and it seemed like you couldn’t walk anywhere without someone handing you one for free.
They are borderline cheesy but the message behind them is actually pretty incredible.
What would Jesus do…in this situation…in this day and age…if He were me?
Something tells me He’d be just as perfect as He was back before there was the Internet as a distraction.
What does this have to do with helping and serving others?
It reminds us of what He would have done in every situation.
He came to serve and He calls us to do the same. That’s not a suggestion, it’s a command.
Here are 8 ways to serve others in the writing community around us:
1. Support those other godly writers who are trying to serve Him.
2. Make sure what you’re writing about is inline with biblical principles.
3. Show love to those who are not “godly” and don’t shun them for who they are.
4. Be helpful to those that need it and don’t expect anything in return.
5. Make disciples of those you come in contact with by sharing your faith.
6. Don’t hide your true self for fear of rejection.
7. Stand up for what you believe in, in a loving and heartfelt way.
8. Never compromise biblical authority for anything.
Doing these things will not only help us to serve the community around us, it will effectively make us more like Christ. And it will help us to keep the distractions to a minimum. Being intentional with serving for Christ will effectively make us want to be more like Him in all areas.
He came to serve. Let’s not forget that.
QUESTION: What can you do today to serve someone using one of these suggestions? Are there any you’d like to add to the list? Any that stand out to you?
* Image credit: Meliza Celeridad (Creation Swap)