Why I Volunteer

Focus verse: Mark 10:45 “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." 

One of the reasons why I love this verse is because our example, Jesus, never calls us to do anything he hasn’t already done for all of us. The King of kings was born in a manger, humbled himself, and took a lowly position as a servant.

Around this time last year, I was not serving or volunteering at the Point. I didn’t really have an understanding of why I should serve and the significance of serving. The reason why I joined was because I was listening to a pastor speak and he talked about when you volunteer and serve at church and surround yourself with a community of believers you begin to get into a flow of people who are on the same path and pursuit of the same Godly things as you. And it’s funny because just a few weeks ago I was chatting with the head coach for the UVA boy’s basketball team Tony Bennett at an event and he was telling me how he actually met his wife volunteering and serving in the youth ministry.

Through volunteering at the Point and serving with the high school students, God is building my character. He’s teaching me valuable lessons that are preparing me for my destiny and the plan that he has for my life and he wants to do the same for all of us. When you serve where God has placed you and are faithful in things that seem insignificant, character begins to be developed in you where He prepares you for your destiny. 

Reflection

“For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ, we though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We each have different gifts according to the grace given to each of us” (Romans 12:4-6)

We all play a pivotal role in the body of Christ to serve with the gifts that God has placed in us to the rest of the world. How can you help make a difference through your service where God has uniquely placed you?

Prayer

God, thank you for placing us right where we are now. Help us to be faithful in the little things that you’ve called us to be obedient in and build in us a humble spirit. Give us wisdom to see the value in serving and help us to find our place in your kingdom to help make a difference. In Jesus name, we agree.