The following is a cross post from the website, www.THPshreveport.com where I had written a blog post. This particular page had someone write a blog then has a team of translators create an Spanish Audio of the blog. Hope you enjoy it.
What is my purpose?” This is a resounding question that every person asks at some point. It is a question that is pondered and explored in every form of entertainment. Be it the mighty X-Men who question the purpose of being born with such weird and exotic abilities. Or Deku, an ordinary individual born into a world of the extraordinary, pondering what purpose he has if he’s not naturally a “Hero.” Or how about the Legendary King Author? A young man born for greatness but doesn’t realize it until he’s much older. We love these stories because the quest to find purpose resonates throughout all of humanity.
This past Sunday, we had the opportunity to hear stories that challenged many in their thinking about their purpose. We heard stories about people walking in a purpose that to be honest, is one that belongs to everyone. They served. Serving people is an essential action that all Christians are called to do.
For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
Galatians 5:13 (ESV)
Some believe that their calling is to be a Pastor, a Teacher, a Doctor, etc. But no matter what title you walk in, every one of those titles boils down to one simple idea. You are meant to serve other people. A Pastor serves the people they lead. A teacher serves their students. A Doctor serves their patient by bringing healing. This is why a key value for us here at The Healing Place is that we believe serving is our calling as followers of Jesus Christ.
This week we’d like to challenge you to step outside of your comfort zone and find a way to serve people. Be creative; think beyond yourself. It doesn’t have to be complicated, but it does take you to think about others before yourself.