A follow up to my post God is _____? Part 1
Love is kind... (1 Corinthians 13:4)
Kindness. It’s hard sometimes, isn’t it? Especially on those days—the days when you really feel like being UN-kind. The long, tiring days when you have a headache. Or maybe when you just can’t seem to get anything done.
But let’s take a second and think. What can a simple act of kindness do? It could...
- Make someone feel special
- Encourage others to be kind
- Give someone hope
- Save someone’s life
- Build relationships
- Open up a heart for Jesus
If just a simple act of kindness can literally change someone’s day for the better, then why don’t we do them more often?! Why does it feel so hard for us to take a minute of our time and use it for others? I think it is because we, as humans, are selfish.
Honestly, if you do an act of kindness for someone you love, it doesn’t mean a whole lot. It’s nice...and it could change their day. Yet...what about being kind to someone that you don’t like? To your enemy? To the person who bugs you?
That is what Jesus would want you to do. And that is what we need to do as Christians!
What exactly is kindness, you ask? Here is my
Kindness is showing love to someone who may not deserve it. Kindness is being willing to give your time for someone else. Kindness is offering your hands to lift another’s burdens. Kindness is listening to another’s pains. Kindness is opening up your heart to share Jesus.
Kindness is a powerful force. When we are kind, we feel good about ourselves. We are glad that we were so selfless. But why don’t we just show kindness because Jesus wants us to? (Ephesians 4:32... "And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.")
This is my challenge for you, dear reader. I want you to live out kindness in your life. Whatever that may mean. Show kindness to those around you. In doing that, you will be showing Jesus to those around you! What better goal is there on this earth?
Keep your eyes open! I will be posting ideas for 75Random Acts of Kindness that YOU can do! If you do one act of kindness every day in March, that would bless at least 31 people! And if all of my readers did an act of kindness every day...we might be able to change the world. Together. Trusting Jesus.
Have you ever been the recipient of a random act of kindness? How did it feel? What can you do to show kindness to others around you? Comment below!