I Peter 4:10 (NLT) God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. 11 Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.
I have discovered that finding a way to help others is an expression of faith. It shows that we believe in the sovereignty of God. We don’t have to wait until the pain in our life is gone, because we know God can use it for the good (Romans 8:28). Do you help anyone besides you and yours? It might be time to get into service, your Ministry, Big brothers or sisters, hosptials, or some kind of community services.
Finding a way to help others requires that you ask two questions: What is God doing? and How can I get into the flow of his activity? When we ask these questions, ideas will come. And once we begin doing this, the why is this happening and the operative question in life, which once seemed so important, becomes irrelevant. We have to get into serving others it’s a marvelous phenomenon!
The best answer to why is always what. When we stop asking, why has God allowed this? And begin asking, What does the Lord want me to do with it? we are then ready for God to start his work in us, and that prepares us for service.
Pastor James Baker, Jr.