Love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.      1 Peter 4:8

It’s Wednesday already!  I can hardly believe it.  Those of us who have shorter work weeks because of holidays often feel like the work load is the same, but the amount of time to complete it is shorter.  We might even feel like we need to just close the door to all questions, so we can get our work done and meet deadlines.

Yesterday, was one of those days for me.  It seemed like I just couldn’t get anything accomplished.  I was putting fires out all day.  Yet, at the end of the day I realized that stopping to help the people working in my office and visiting my office put me ahead of my work game.  Plus, it helped others to realize their importance to me.  In this age of technology we often forget that our human resources are our most important resources.   Taking time to help our staff helps them to be better at their jobs.  Stopping to listen to their stories also helps us to identify issues at home that may be affecting their day.  I find it provides me opportunities to encourage them.   I work for the public in a government job.  I have found that taking time to listen and empathize with those who come to my office goes a long way too.  I hear some sad stories, but with each story I can say a silent prayer.  Sometimes just lending a loving ear goes a long way.  Whenever our lives are over, I doubt we will be remembered for the number of tasks we complete on time.  I would like to be remembered for the lives I touched.

Today, I challenge you to slow down and help others.  I promise you won’t be sorry.  God bless you.

19 thoughts on “Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Take a Break to Help Others

  1. Thank you for those silent prayers. I was drawn to the title of your blog since I almost titled my book God’s Perfect Timing. Take care!

  2. Beautiful. I’m going to bed now, but I will take you up on this challenge tomorrow. I will slow down to help others. When you are in the act of service, you truly benefit the most.

  3. Your corner of the world shines brighter because you’re in it. And think of all the seeds you planted — in just one day. (Oh dear. Please forgive the mixed metaphors!) God bless you for your selflessness and passion! P.S. Thank you very much for becoming a follower of my blog, From the Inside Out. I pray you’ll find inspiration and encouragement there.

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