Last Updated on Thursday, 20 October 2011 15:15 Written by Administrator Thursday, 12 November 2009 19:00
Say YES to... putting first things first.
Reflecting on our priorties and how we spend our time can become very overwhelming. Before taking on the task of restructuring your entire life, think about just one day. Decide that from the time you wake up to the time you go to bed, that you will be present and mindful of the needs of others in every situation that God presents to you. Keep your eyes open and stay on your toes. Someone might have a task to accomplish and may just need one more set of hands to get it done. As long as you are not neglecting something that is necessary for you to do, be the first to help them!
Whether it be your mother, sister, friend, or someone at school or work that you don't know at all... if you can help with what they need, step up! So often we wait for others to do what we can easily do ourselves because we don't want to exert the extra energy or take a break from something that can probably be put off for a few minutes. If you make the choice to be the first to help, you are choosing to set aside yourself and your comforts and let Christ work through you for someone else's sake. This is being truly human. The simple decision to put the other person first is not always easy, but it is simply being true to who God created you to be. You will then soon discover the difference between comfort and joy.
Have goals and plan ahead, but don't forget to be present in the moment with the people you are surrounded by. Bloom where God plants you! The people around you RIGHT NOW are the ones to put first.
With love in Christ,
YES Program Director
FOCUS North America