We Need to Ask What Are We Doing For Others

Thursday, February 7, 2013

One of TWO green tea lattes my beautiful hallmates surprised me with at work during a looong day. 

I think we place too much of an emphasis on ourselves. In our culture, it's all too easy to be egotistical. To be focused on ourselves, on our goals, what we need to accomplish each day.

But when was the last time we asked ourselves what we're doing for others?

Are we praying for our friends and family? Working to help pay for that phone bill or college tuition? Doing the dishes for mom who cooks dinner every night? Writing an old-fashioned note to a long-distant friend? Calling the family member who's hurting right now? Giving up some of your down time to listen to someone who just wants to talk? Being there for someone, even if it means just sitting in companionable, reassuring silence? Grabbing lunch or coffee to-go for a classmate who's too busy studying or at work to leave to eat?

What are we doing,

How are we,

What choices are we making,

To show others that we care?

That we are the living Body of Christ.

It's hard to die to self. To not just look out for ourselves and do only what we want to do. It's not easy, it's not always convenient, and a lot of times, it goes unrewarded and unseen.

But God knows, and He sees.

And when we show love, when we give grace to others, when we do something for OTHERS, we are passing on the same thing He's done for us.

A million times.

Countless times.

So many times, we often don't recognize it and take it for granted.

We're so blessed.

So I ask you...how are you passing on and sharing the blessings we've been given?


  1. I love this so much. Thanks for sharing it - it's so true!

    1. Thank you, Amber! So glad to hear from you!

  2. Awesome post, Grace! Good things to think about. God bless!

    1. Thank you, sweet older sister! Love and hugs to you. God bless you also!