When It Comes to Service, Jesus Must Have Been a Dog

So what is the one word that will help you get ahead in this world?  What one word will give you the very best chance of having a successful life?  What one word will allow you the best chance of finding contentment in your life?  The one word answer is the same to all three of these questions.  That one word is serve.

The very best way to get ahead in this life is to serve.  This includes all areas of your life.  Service is the key across the board. Let’s look at some examples.

If you are a business and are struggling, the best way to get more customers is to offer some sort of service to your customers.  If this service is better and or more dependable than your customers, you will find that customers will return to you and they will become loyal to you.  One customer, well taken care of, could be worth more valuable than $10,000 worth of advertising.  Good service leads to multiple sales.  If you take good care of your customers, they will open doors you could never open by yourself.

If your life seems very empty and unfulling?  Try making serving others a part of your life.  The rewards will come back to you 10 fold.  There is a joy and fulfillment that comes back to you that can’t really be explained if you have never done it.  You will be overwhelmed with a great feeling of satisfaction that you are making a positive difference in the world and with that comes a level of contentment that can’t be matched by anything else.

Take mentoring for example.  If you have learned things in your life, you have the opportunity to serve others by being a mentor to them.  There is always going to be someone out there who could benefit greatly from what you already know and by mentoring a person like that, the reward to that person will be great, but the reward back to you will be even greater.  I’m also sure that there are people who know things that you could learn from.  You too might be able to benefit from being mentored by someone else.  And so this great circle of learning and service perpetuates itself.  None of this would be possible if people were not willing to serve others.

Ever wonder why dogs always seem so happy?  You never really see them depressed unless they are sick.  They are always happy to see you when you get home.  Their favorite thing to do is to spend time with you.  Do you think it is a coincidence that a dog lives its entire life in service and they spend the great majority of their lives happy?  I don’t think so.  I think this is a great living example for us that serving is directly related to having happiness in your life.

Jesus had a better grasp on this concept better than any of us could ever hope to.  He spent his entire 33 years on this earth in service to others.  He healed the sick and possessed.  He even brought dead people back to life.  He taught all who would listen to him.  He mentored the 12 disciples.  He washed feet.  He served as the caterer on two different parties, providing the lunch at the lake.  Jesus knew that the key to the whole thing was spending your life in service to others.  He told us to do the same.  He wants us to be able to experience this level of contentment while still here on earth.  The question is, “Are we listening?”

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness-great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.

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About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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