8 Things You’ll Regret at the End of Your Life—And What To Do To Prevent It (Part 6)

Nowadays, it’s easy to spend your life accumulating things and pack your home with so much stuff that you don’t have any space left. It’s easy to become self-centered and pursue personal comfort as your sole focus in life. It’s easy to use most of your free time at home, enjoying all you’ve acquired and consuming all our resources on yourself.

Although you have the right to do what you please with what you have, living a self-centered and self-absorbed life is regrettable. Giving is one of the great joys of life. Sharing what you have with others touches the soul: both your soul and that of the recipient. You’re blessed to be a blessing.

At the end of your life, you’ll regret not having given to others as much as you could have. You’ll regret not having been as generous as you could have been. You’ll regret missing many opportunities to help others. You’ll regret not making as much of contribution in their lives as you could have.

You’ll regret focusing so much on your own needs that you fail to see those in dire need all around you. You’ll regret living your life in a self-centered way, seeking to accumulate more and more, never extending your hand to give. You’ll regret focusing more on consuming goods than on sharing them with others.

Commit to A Life of Service

Life is about serving others. The best of who you are shines through when you commit to serving others selflessly.

Close to you, there are people who need your help. If you open your ears and your heart, you’ll realize that there are many people with dire their needs, which you can help meet. Invest your time, money and other resources to help other people’s lives better.

Don’t go through life asking, “What’s in it for me?” Instead, ask, “How can I add value to other people’s lives? How can I serve better and more?”

Investing generously in others in one way of building something that outlives you. When you share with others, you leave behind you an unforgettable fragrance of generosity that remains in their lives long after you’re gone.

Serving is the path to greatness and fulfillment. Jesus said it this way: “But whoever desires to be great among you, let him be your servant.”

Serve your spouse. Serve your kids. Serve your family and friends. Serve your coworkers and clients. Serve strangers. Serve your community. Serve society. Serve humanity.

Serve. Serve. Serve.

Question: How will you serve someone today?