Using Our Gifts to Change the World {Miss February}

February 10, 2014

A few years ago, I was aching to do more.
I was longing to be used to make the world a better place for others.
I was willing and waiting…waiting on the right opportunity, while there were actually opportunities waiting on ME just outside my front door.

And although I’ve now found my calling serving those in need around the world, specifically in Africa, you don’t have to travel overseas to make a difference.

 

The truth is, we all have gifts.
And these gifts were given to us for a reason.
And just like any other gift, what good is receiving it if you never use it?

 

Are you using your gifts?
Are you doing what you can, where you are, with what you have to serve others?

 

Are you seeking opportunities?
Or you allowing God to use you right where you are?
Are you saying YES?

 

So many great things can happen when we say yes.
Lives can be changed, hurts can be healed, and eyes can be opened.

 

Volunteer.
Pay it forward.
Make an effort.
Share kind words.
Lend a helping hand.
Be the change.

 

Not sure what your gifts are?
Ask your friends.

 

Not sure how you can get involved?
Here are some great places to start:

 

But you can start small– right in your own home, neighborhood, church, or workplace.

 

It doesn’t matter what you do, just as long as you DO.
Do something good.
Do something for someone else.
Do something to make a difference.

 

I am a firm believer in two things:
1. Treat others the way you want to be treated.
2. We are truly blessed when we serve others.

 

Don’t miss out on the blessing God has in store for you.

 

Say YES to HIS call to serve others.

 

Interested in serving those in need around the world?

 

Here are some places to learn more about how you can make that happen:

 

You can even serve others through changing the way you shop and choosing the shop with purpose.
Here are some great places to browse:

 

Again, it doesn’t matter what you do as long as you’re doing something.

 

We aren’t meant to live thinking solely of ourselves.

 

Our lives are happier, fuller, BETTER when we are doing for others.

 

And you know what?
I’m convinced that serving others is contagious.

 

Once you start serving others intentionally,
I’m betting you’ll start to notice those around you desiring to do more as well.

 

That includes your family, specifically your kiddos (if you have any that is).

 

And as a mom, let me just say that seeing my kiddos desire to make the world better for others?

Well, it doesn’t get much better than that.

*You can read more from McCall at Lee, Me, and the Girls.

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