It's hard to believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner! A few words we tend to hear around this time of the year is 'giving' or 'serving others'.
Servants know who they are in Christ. They know they are loved and accepted through grace and don't have a need to prove their worth to anyone. They eagerly accept tasks that insecure people would dub as being 'beneath' them. When Jesus washed the disciples' feet, he was doing a job we would associate as something a shoeshine boy would do. Have you ever looked at how nasty some people's feet can be? But Jesus knew doing so didn't threaten his self-image. John 13:3-4 says, "Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God. So he got up from the meal took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist."
Insecure people are always worried about how they appear to others. They're afraid their weaknesses will be exposed. The more insecure you are, the more you will want to be served and the more you will look for the approval of others.
The closer you walk is with the Lord, the less you will need to promote yourself through this season of giving.
(Barbie will be speaking at the Richland Libary today at Noon. This evening, she will be the guest speaker at the First Baptist Church of Richland's ladies dinner. Sold out! Wednesday morning, Barbie will be speaking at the retired law enforcement's breakfast.)