A great quote from Charles Stanley is, “When we are called to serve, our strength, skill, and wisdom doesn’t matter. Rather, it’s the Lord Who does the work through us. He doesn’t seek out the most qualified person but instead calls men and women who are willing to surrender themselves to Him. When His strength works through their weakness, it’s obvious that only God could have achieved the result.” But sadly when most of us think of serving it’s something high and lofty and usually in the future…such as going on the Mission Field or some other fulltime Christian work…but we’re completely missing God’s intention and utterly missing the serving opportunities we have around us daily. Serving is simply acting in the interest of others, whether it’s at work, the grocery store, the coffee shop, or anywhere else God places you. God wants you to flower where you’re planted today, to look around at the people He has placed across your path and show them Jesus. For all He is asking of you is obedience and willingness, and He’ll do the rest. For through you God can comfort, encourage, admonish, exhort, strengthen, give hope, and love the hurting world.