Shawty don’t measure
Hello friends, here is a little treat. I shared this study with the Reflection crew and thought you might enjoy it too. 😊 When you are ready, take a deep breath then join me in Galatians 6:2-4.
“Carry one another’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the requirements of the law of Christ [that is, the law of Christian love]. For if anyone thinks he is something [special] when [in fact] he is nothing [special except in his own eyes], he deceives himself. But each one must carefully scrutinize his own work [examining his actions, attitudes, and behavior], and then he can have the personal satisfaction and inner joy of doing something commendable without comparing himself to another. (AMP)
I love the way the Amplified version spells it out for us, in essence, Paul tells us to quit worrying so much about ourselves thinking that we are all that and a bag of hot Cheetos. He then goes on to tell us how and that is by carrying the burdens of others. Practice service. Can you see the places where you have become the standard for good? Do you measure and compare everyone to yourself? Do you often criticize others based on what you would or wouldn’t do? When I become the standard, I no longer see Christ. Our Lord Jesus is the only perfect standard to which all life should be measured.
“Jesus Christ is the only perfect measure.”
Much research has done showing the benefits of serving others, here are a few:
Service is contagious
When that lady/gentleman pays for your coffee at your local coffee shop, doesn’t it make you so happy you pay it forward to the next person?
It makes you happy
That coffee made you extra happy, did it not? And when you paid for the next person’s coffee, it increased your joy.
Jesus continuously serve us
Maybe you have not noticed, but you benefit from the service of God every single second of that you are alive. Pay it forward.
It changes your eyes
Have you noticed the way serving others changes the way you view your situation? It never fails that I see my life in a better light after I throw myself into serving others. Try it.