Ever since I was a little girl I always loved cooking for crowds and showing kindness even though I was very shy from a very young age, that didn't stop me from making friends though because I worked hard at being friendly and kind to everyone that came into our church doors back when we lived in Hartville, Missouri.
I didn't realize until I grew up just how passionate I am in the area of cooking and working in the area of hospitality, I'm not huge on speaking in front of a crowd unless I'm leading worship on the church stage and I'm not a loud person but I'm still drawn to having a large group of people over to eat and have fellowship with them!
It's so important to learn how to make people feel welcome..whether it's in your home, in your classroom, in your business, in your church or in your restaurant! If you cannot develop a way to make others feel good around you and have joy..then what's the purpose of friends and family existing? If we were supposed to be alone then why did God tell Adam and Eve to multiply? Why would God bless Abraham and Sarah? It's because we were made to love one another and to get along! If you're not lifting people up in your life then you're tearing them down! If you're not helping others out then you're not helping anything! If you're not being gracious in your speech daily then you're speaking death over your friends and family! We must learn how to get along with people..even if you don't like someone that doesn't mean that you need to roll your eyes at them when they walk into a room! Show kindness! Show them love by showing them Christ through your actions! Smile more often and when there comes a day when you are needing a smile..someone will give you one as well! Sow into this world what you want to Reap! Be Hospitable and you'll have a much more fulfilling life!
If you're tired of being hurt by people then maybe you need to find some different friends to hang around? If you're tired of being angry then maybe you need to go out there and volunteer in the community by doing some good out there by learning patience? If you're tired of the same old in your life then maybe you need to look over your life and give up a few things..perhaps even bad habits are causing you the same result so why not give those up and try something that's good for your life instead? Sometimes we need to look at our lives and ask ourselves some tough questions but they are so worth it if they cause positive change in our lives!
Start today and start living a better life! Give your life to God and He will cause you to shine into the darkness of this cruel world to offer change in mighty ways to others out there! And you'll become happier in your life..you will notice a difference right away!
1 Peter 4:8-11
"8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: 11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen."