One of the biggest blockages to our living like Jesus lived is our sense that we should be doing something huge, something amazing, something on a large scale. And if we think of serving that way, of course, we’ll never do anything at all. It’s too overwhelming.
Instead, think baby steps. You don’t have to do everything… but you do have to do something. Start small. See how it goes. You can always add from there later. But get started now.
You know one of the funny things about serving? You don’t even have to be particularly good at it. You just have to show up and do it. That alone makes a huge difference. Serving isn’t just for the talented, for the rich, or for the able-bodied– it’s for all of us.
41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. 42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.
43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. 44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.” – Mark 12:43-44
Just showing up and helping in some small way speaks volumes. You don’t need to make it complicated. In fact, the less complicated, the better. It doesn’t have to be huge and overwhelming. You don’t even have to be great at it. Just find a way to serve, to live like Jesus lived, and do it.
What do you like to do? Maybe you like making pies. Who needs pies in the name of Jesus?