Called to Serve
Are you the sort of person that is called to Serve?
Do you get a buzz out of serving others?
If you answer the two questions above with a ‘Yes” then you are like me. I am driven to serve…. Whether it is to serve through my commitment to the Army Reserve, volunteering in the Scout Movement, work in the community sector or work with organisations and individuals to develop their leadership and management capability in my business. The motivation for all these activities is underlined by my calling to serve. I realise that not everyone is called to serve and that is okay.
The calling to serve came as a realisation to me a few years ago when I was being interviewed for a job in the community sector. I was asked about my army reserve service and how this seemed to be at odds with the work I was applying for in the community sector. I thought about it and answered that I disagreed, as I joined the Army for a desire to serve my country and I applied for this role in the community organisation out of a desire to serve my community.
With so many activities in my life that are driven by my calling to serve, there is a drawback. This drawback is I can get so caught up with my activities that I can neglect myself and my family at times. I think this occurs whenever someone is caught up in their passion. This means that as I serve, I also remember to provide self care and spend time with the family.
- What are you called to do?
- Do you give too much of yourself at times?
- How do you balance other vital parts of your life with your passion?