What Do You Have To Contribute to Your Local Community?


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Are You Waiting On Mega Success?

You hear a lot of hype about success: Do you have what it takes; success is the realization of a worthwhile dream; it takes hard work to succeed; you can if you think you can.

So what if you never achieve mega success, does that mean you can’t contribute to others in your local community? No, it does not! In fact, your serving right where you are may even bring you mega success.

Do you remember Charles Ramsay, the guy who saved those kidnapped girls? He didn’t do it for notoriety. It is not about recognition that one serves. Charles had gone about his life, yet his life changed when he did this. He was divinely appointed to be an instrument in saving those girls.

Yes, his service made the news, but many serve and it never makes the news. Charles didn’t do it to make the news. Those who have served and didn’t make the news are still serving and do not care about the publicity. They are satisfied that they have done some good here on earth.

Albert Schweitzer once said, “A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.”

Who Was Albert Schweitzer?

What did he mean by that? When you look into the life of the man Albert Schweitzer, what do you see? A man not satisfied to just live in the world but to make substantial contributions in music, theology, medicine and philosophy.

What Are You Passionate About?

In his biography we see the journey of his life was with purpose: his father taught him music; he studied theology; became a musical scholar and organist; understood giving back to a world that had been so good to him and brought him so much happiness. He was willing to abandon worldly interest to pursue his spiritual passion. Schweitzer decided that he could do more. He went on to receive his doctorate in medicine, where he planned to spread the good news through healing instead of through the verbal process of preaching.

Give Back!

There are lessons to be learned on his journey through life. Now it is your responsibility to discover what you can give back and how your life can be used for the greater good of humanity, and your local community

Assess your spiritual gifts and talents. How are you using them? Are you using them for God, or your own pursuits outside of God? Do you feel good about what you’re doing with your time, money, gifts and talents? If not, it could mean a spiritual disconnection has taken place and there’s more to give that you haven’t tapped into yet.

It’s Never Too Late!

Are you used up yet? What else can you do? There is more left within you to accomplish, the key is to get busy and make something happen. Take a look around your local community. How can you be used? Pay attention to people when you go to shop, or at church and having fun. Look for ways to serve.

Let me know what you think.

Keep the faith,
Blondie Clayton