Thursday Three For All
It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)
When Your Spiritual Gift Isn’t Changing Diapers
(via @cathparks, HT @_MichaelKelley) I love this. ’nuff said.
When our gifts are unneeded or we go unrecognized for some God-given ability, often we decide we’ll go somewhere else where we’re “needed.” We leave a church with a need for workers in every children’s department because we just don’t feel that we’re being used there.
Ultimately, I think it comes down to this: Are we serving for the benefit of the Body or for our own self-fulfillment?
Love for Christ is accompanied by love for His Bride. My church family is just that-my family. I can’t imagine saying to my husband, “I’m sorry, I just didn’t change our son’s diaper today because it really isn’t my gifting, and I’m not sure if it would really use my talents well.”
How to Nudge Selfish People Towards Service
(via @leadershipfreak) An interesting balance – from a non-church source – to the first article above.
Service is repulsive to self-serving jerks, but self-service limits leaders.
The more you serve yourself, the more you expect others to serve you.
To servant leaders, serving is opportunity.
Baby Gorilla Can’t Pound His Chest
(via @laughingsquid) Some days are tough for Baby Gorilla.