MOTIVATION MONDAY: Retreating From Your Own Little World
HEY GUYS! What’s goin on?
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the concept of one’s “own little world.” And when a topic is on my mind, I usually get it out of my system by writing a sermon about it. The bloggy, on the spot thoughts go to you guys.
An “own little world” is not only a boring place, it is a dark place. The danger lies in the fact that many, many people don’t know they are in their own little worlds. It seems ok, it doesn’t seem dark. Life isn’t spectacular, but it’s not awful either.
Sometimes, when people are in search of the more spectacular, they think that money or possessions will appease them. They of course end up unappeased, and search endlessly.
The only thing that will ever satisfy our hearts is a true and perfect relationship with God. But guess what? Such a thing is impossible for humans. We are sinners. We get caught up in what’s worldly. We don’t know how to fully please our God.
But we can most certainly try, and give it our all. We can love our neighbours with everything in us. We are all leaders, all equal in God and therefore in everything.
Here are a few ways that you can break out of your own little world:
Say yes. Unless you say yes too often, because I do that sometimes. While I certainly think it’s better, always better to say yes than to say no to trying new things, helping people, and socializing, overloading your plate isn’t healthy either. You have to love yourself before you can love others, but I think that should be the large intention: love yourself so that you can better others. Therefore, say yes.
“Wanna come to church with me?”
“Wanna get involved in church?”
“Want to take a cooking class?”
You get the gist.
Educate yourself. Your own little world usually doesn’t include other continents, or even countries– meanwhile they very much exist. Know what is going on in your world, and be proactive about it.
Don’t just participate. We need attendees, but everyone has a place in leadership. Sometimes this means stepping outside your comfort zone, but what fun is a zone of comfort? Spoiler: none. It’s pretty darn boring. Step outside and explore. Be the kind of person that is never satisfied. Keep pushing when you think you’ve reached the top. And do it all for the good of the greater population.