Last night I was washing dishes in the church kitchen when a young lady came in and said that she really appreciated all the work that we'd done. I was quick to say that I hadn't done anything. There were tons of people in there cooking and I was not one of them.
I always gravitate toward washing the dishes or serving the food. You seriously don't want me to prepare a meal for you. Lol
And soon after I'd said that, my sister Sharon told me something that I already knew and something that I tell my daughter all the time. "For in fact the body is not one member but many." 1 Corinthians 12:14.
I am an encourager. I have known this well before I took the on-line spiritual gift test. But, in the big scheme of things...I have always been one to give great advice, comfort and support others wholeheartedly. However, I still find it difficult to accept compliments and say a simple thank you when people tell me how great I am, how much they appreciate me and how being around me is so uplifting.
I know that I'm making a difference and I love helping others. We were indeed created for fellowship. We each do have a special and unique gift to share with the Universe. If we're fortunate enough...we have more than one gift.
I am "fortunate!"
Guess what? So are you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am putting my writing skills to work each and every day, I love to clean, love to organize, love to send out "greeting cards." Seriously, all of my money goes toward Hallmark and postage stamps. Lol
I love to run errands for seniors and I love to surprise people with gifts: Big and small...just because.
I love to tell someone when they've done a great job! My detectives just LOVE me!!!
I love when the Lord uses me to meet a need that someone has and the timing was so perfect.
I love knowing that I have people in my life that I can trust. So not who I used to be.
Example: I was running late this morning and locked my keys inside my condo. I had to go next door and wake my neighbor to get my spare key. The old me would be still "waiting" on the locksmith. Lol
I say all that to say, "Together, we are one!" I hope that you are putting your talents and gifts out into your community and that you are in fellowship with others. We are not meant to be isolated.
I am introverted by nature, but spreading love is indeed my life's purpose!