“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28
Jesus was speaking and this is what he had to say about himself. He said that the reason he came to earth was not to be served, but to serve by giving his life as a ransom for many.
It is very easy to forget that our life here on earth is about something and the something is not ourselves. The something is other people. Take some time today to intentionally reach out to make life better for others and you will discover that it actually makes life better for you!
Live blessed, because it is what you were created for!
I am on a bit of a new journey. I started doing some meditation exercises a few months ago and this opened my mind and spirit to trying to learn new things. In fact, I have developed a hunger for learning new things and trying to take the best of some of the old things that I had learned and put them into better practice.
I had set my hand written journal aside for a while, but have picked it back up and intend on it being a continual companion on my journey. I plan to share via this blog, some of the things that I am re-learning and learning, so I hope you will join me here everyday as I share just a little of what is going on in my world. I hope that it might be an encouragement in your world.
Today, I want to take just a moment to focus on an older book and throw out a few of the principles that it teaches for us to think about and maybe try to put into practice.
The book is “The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey I actually read this book many years ago and have re-read it a couple of times. I have decided to work my way back through it again, because I do believe that it has some good direction for our spiritual, mental and physical lives.
Habits can be good or bad and this is why we need to make sure that if we have a habit that it is a productive one. Covey gives us seven habits of people who are effective in life. Here are the seven:
1. Be Proactive Rather Than Reactive!
2. Begin With The End In Mind!
3. Put First Things First!
4. Think Win/Win!
5. Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood!
7. Sharpen The Saw!
Below is a video of my talking about the seven habits – enjoy and live blessed!