How to Succeed, Volunteer Your Time
Apostle Paul writes, “Whatever we do, it is certainly not for our own profit, but because Christ’s love controls us now.” God is looking for volunteers, not conscripts, to spread His Gospel and bring others to His Church for salvation. Conscripts are motivated by law; volunteers are motivated by love. Volunteers love to provide their services and skills for free because they are captured by a cause. Volunteers will provide services and products at no charge because they see there is need for such and they love to help others in need. God calls us to help those in need and He calls us to spread His good word far and wide.
Volunteerism allows one to give something back that was given to them by another. It is normally called “paying it back forward” which means someone has given you knowledge or needed skills that you did not have to pay for. In turn, you should pass on those obtained knowledge or needed skills to someone without charging them. As a volunteer, you are providing a need or service that is desperately needed by the general public. Also, many needs/services are being provided by many non-profit organizations in the 21st Century due to lack of governmental funding for such needs or services. In turn, these non-profit organizations, due to lack of funds, need many individuals to volunteer their time and services to meet the demands for the services they offer to the general public.
God calls us all to care for each other, love each other, and look out for each other. God wants us to learn to serve each other wholeheartedly, as His son, Jesus Christ, did when he gave his life on the Cross for our sins. Volunteerism is one form of showing God how much you love Him because you are giving of your time to meet the needs of others.
Donya Zimmerman is a business consultant, mediator, and legal professional with over ten years of experience. She is owner of Family & Community Mediation and Business Consulting (FACMBC) based in Baltimore, Maryland and has been in business since 2013. Services provided by FACMBC: Mediation and Conflict Resolution Services; Business Registration Assistance (Limited Liability Company, Corporation, S-Corp, Limited Liability Partnership, etc.); Business Plan Drafting Assistance; Business Certification Assistance (MBE, WOSB, 8A, 501(c) (3), Hub Zone, etc.); and Business Organization Assistance. She is also a contributing writer to the Maryland Daily Examiner Newspaper. Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.facebook.com/FACMBC; www.twitter.com/FACMBC; https://dzimmerman36.wordpress.com