Do What You Don’t Want to Do

Encourage one another and
build each other up.
—1 Thessalonians 5:11

If you go about today’s business with open eyes, you’ll spot a kid who is sad, a mom who is weary, or an acquaintance who is lonely: the overlooked, the ignored. When you reach out to them, you’re ministering to Jesus. He said when you meet the need of “someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me” (Mt. 25:40).

Don’t spend all your time today doing what you like to do. Do something you don’t want to do. Call that long-winded person you don’t want to talk to. Make a hospital visit, when you’d prefer to be playing golf. Pop in on a grumbler whose negative attitude drives you bananas.

“Nothing you do for [Jesus] is a waste of time or effort” (1 Cor 15:58).

Encourage someone today.
It will make their day—and yours.

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