Have you noticed that those people who do more than what is expected of them have a different attitude?
Why is it so important to go the extra mile? Or to give without expecting anything in return? If you thought this wasn’t in the bible, here is a clear reminder after the beautiful Beatitudes, that Christ taught us not only to be loving and forgiving; giving and gentle; but to go the extra mile.
Firstly Christ told us to give with good measure [Luke 6:38]. That does not include giving to those who can only return the favour. And give only because you expect something back. If you haven’t already figured this out by now, you must have detected that God will give back to you in the same way you give to others.
As opposed to what our human nature dictates to us – to retaliate or take revenge when someone has wronged us or is mean, Christ urged us to go not one mile, but two! [Matthew 5:41]
Going the extra mile presents us with an opportunity to impact the lives of others. To gain the ‘more than attitude’ to live life and become more compassionate and empathetic in how we think and act. People who have the extra mile attitude are ones who display the attributes of a humanitarian, because they…
- Care more than others think is sensible
- Risk more than others think is cautious
- Dream more than others think is pragmatic
- Believe more than others think is imaginable
- Give more than others think is obligatory
It is about growing up and maturing to think with a Christ like mindset and become more like Him. To live out what God created us to be. And found our identity in Him, by giving of ourselves and resources generously in living graciously towards others. Because simply put that is the way God lives towards you and I [Matthew 5:46-48]. No one can explain the things God decides or understand His ways and great wisdom [Romans 11:33],
Do you find it difficult to do more than what is expected of you? At work? With your family? For others?
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