If you want the world to be a better place, practice compassion. If you want to find purpose in your life, practice compassion. Because through giving, we find true meaning in life. And that giving shouldn’t only happen when we have in abundance. True compassion means giving, even when it hurts. True compassion steps outside the circle of comfort and into the shoes of those who need our time and our help.
Showing compassion benefits the giver far more than it does the recipient. The moment I found true purpose in my life, was when God showed me that I need to love my neighbour as myself – the moment I made a decision to become less selfish and become more selfless. It’s a choice we need to make, because it goes against the nature of the beast. It goes against everything we are told today.
Don’t allow the loud voice from outside to drown out the silent voice of the Holy Spirit from within, telling you to live for others. By no means am I saying that we need to simply dish out our time and our money to those who are lazy and who are simply waiting for a handout. By no means am I saying that we need to encourage those who are crying wolf and playing victim – even when they are benefitting more than the rest of us. But there are people out there who genuinely just need a break. Just need someone to believe in them. And that’s where we come in.
Please check out the video below from my great friend Williams. He is an amazing person who shares the Gospel in India under constant persecution. Yet, he keeps going. And he does it not because he gains anything that expands his comfort zone, but because he lives to impact others for Christ. I spent a week with my friend last year and saw his heart and the amazing impact CSI (Christ Saving India) is having amongst the people in the villages in Southern India and further afield. He is living his purpose. Why don’t we?
Have an amazing day!