In this day and time, I think its safe to say that a large number of people have a “me” attitude. I won’t lie sometimes I have it myself. When I first started serving in full time missions, I was constantly telling the story about what I sacrificed and what I was doing. Now that I look back on it, I completely missed the point. Instead of allowing people to see what God was doing in my life, I wanted them to see what I was doing in my life. If we are to be imitators of Christ, we are to first be servants, and sacrificial servants at that. “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)
So what do I really want my life to be about? This question has been in the back of my mind for weeks now. Some days I wanted to be great missionary and others I wanted to be a great husband. I was so focused on what I needed to do to achieve those things that once again I completely missed the mark. By being a compassionate servant, I can be all these things plus so much more and God will receive all the glory. If Christ came to serve, I was definitely created to serve.
Amanda and I are blessed to have the opportunity to serve the at-risk children of the world. We are beyond excited to begin Project Samuel Latin America in Nicaragua. The kids already have a special place in our hearts and we pray for them daily. On the mission field, we have seen first hand how far small acts of service go. I guess I just needed a little reminder of that. I needed a reminder that I wasn’t put here to worry about me but rather I was put here to serve others.