Archives For Kindness

Do It Anyway

December 18, 2012 — 2 Comments

Do-It-Anyway

We are to reflect God to the world. We are called to be the salt of the earth and a light that is not hidden. We are called to love. We are called to joy. We are called to peace. We are called to forbearance. We are called to kindness. We are called to goodness. We are called to faithfulness. We are called to gentleness. We are called to self-control. In Short, we are called to be like Him in front of a world that desperately needs to see Him.

At times, you will think being all the above-mentioned things don’t matter. You will see the world hate you even when you live a life that reflects God. However, do it anyway. You live as a reflection first for Him, and then for others. In the end, it will be to Him you will give an account and not to the people of the world.

Mother Teresa said it best when she wrote, ““People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”

Bless People Small

July 24, 2012 — 2 Comments

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Many people walk through their day wanting to bless others but the excuse of not having anything big to give often gets in the way. The logic behind that kind of thinking is clear to see. It goes something like this in our heads, if I don’t have anything big to give or say…I’ll just walk on by and wait until a better prepared time.

Never forget my dear Christ follower that God is in the small things also. That very small act of kindness might just be what the other person needed to get through an otherwise horrible day. I challenge you today to look for ways to bless people small. You might just be surprised at how a big God fits into small things.

Here’s a small list that God can and will use in a big way.

  •  Pay for the meal of the car behind you at the fast food drive through
  •  Leave an extra large tip for a waiter or waitress with a note of thanks
  •  Give up your seat for someone in a waiting room
  •  Listen to someone who is going through a tough time
  •  Write a note to a family member telling them why you love them
  •  Text someone an inspirational quote
  •  Offer a compliment to a stranger

Those are just a few I’ve borrowed over the years. I’m sure you can come up with many more. Just remember…God is in the small things also.

What’s are your thoughts? What small acts of kindness have you done? Leave a comment.