Know Why You’re Here… part I

“When someone brings their passion to work, and it’s aligned with the work of the organization, success is the natural outcome.”

Why do you do what you do?

What is your passion in life?

Do you love what you do?

I have the pleasure to serve God along side a group of amazing volunteers every Sunday at Cross Point.  But I often wonder if people are serving because they feel pressured to, or they feel like they “have to”, or maybe they feel like it’s what a “true Christian” does.

Think about it:

Are  you serving because it’s your passion?

Or

Are you serving because you feel pressured to, or maybe obligated to?

Maybe you’re trying to get something out of it selfishly…(I’ve been here before).

These are all, I feel, valid things to question especially if you are at, or nearing burnout.

Maybe it’s time to ask yourself, “Why am I serving?”

Maybe you’ve been serving in the same position, for the same ministry, for several years, but you’ve lost sight of why you started serving in the first place.

Maybe it’s time to ask yourself these questions:

  • Why am I here?
  • What am I serving for?
  • What is my passion?

The fact is, when we know the answers to these questions we will begin and continue to have a sense of purpose that can carry us forward and we can do what needs to be done.  The things we feel we’ve been gifted and called to do.

Because we as people want to be a part of something bigger than ourselves, we want to feel a sense of purpose and meaning in what we do.

So let me challenge you to do what you do if that’s what you do…but know why you do it!

“Love the Lord your God and serve him with all your heart and soul…”  Deuteronomy 11:13

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