What’s the different between serving people? And letting people abuse your services?

I spend most of my day working to serve people and this is not a post to complain about that, not at all – I love serving people.

But sometimes serving people turns into enabling people to remain complacent and stagnant, rather than challenging them to reach their potential.

Where’s the line? What’s the difference between serving people so they know they are important and worth something and letting them walk over you and abuse your compassion to remain comfortable in their laziness?

Like any other profound moment, the line is very thin. It’s a tight rope walk between compassion and enabling and sometimes the best way to serve somebody is to not serve them at all and force them to step up to the plate and see what they are truly capable of.

Serve well, even if that means doing nothing at all except cheering on from the stands.

andy ::

About andy

I like to talk, I like to write. I like to share. This blog lets me do those things. It's just my thoughts, things that happen to me. I'm a pastor and the director of a non-profit organization called Refuge Ministries. (By the way, the thoughts shared on this blog are in no way associated with Refuge, they are just, don't get upset).
This entry was posted in hmm..., ministry, personal. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s