As we look back on 2020, it was a year that had many unprecedented situations that occurred. From an election that had vocal feelings on both sides, police brutality by a few bad apples, and a pandemic that killed many. The year 2020 is a year that I hope we do not see actions like in the rest of our lives. Many people suffered economic and employment losses.
As I continued to work through the pandemic professionally, watching the family business have prosperity, writing a book that is taking forever, and continued to focus on the better things in life with friends, family, and work on my relationship with God, I realized many of you are still suffering from such a horrible time.
The other night I was lying in my recliner, and fell asleep, and a nightmare that was dreamt upon from my childhood for some reason landed in my nightly dreams. This nightmare was a nightmare with a mission. It was based around a time where I was in me early teens, being selfish with the unwillingness to help my best friend. I dreamt something happened to him and he was killed in an accident, and I felt like a failure all because I chose not to help. Being young and not understanding the purpose of dreams and nightmares; there was a purpose intended.
Why was this nightmare in my mind again? I cannot think of a friend where I have a situation like this in my current time. Yet, the vision was clear. So many people are suffering from all types of hardships due to the activities in 2020. Albert Schweitzer, a theologist, remarked, “The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.”
As someone who is quite spiritual, I found some Bible verses that also tell the same story.. “But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.”
“My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth.”
1 John 3:18
"For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another."
Between the Bible and Schweitzer and the nightmare, I read this as 2021 needs to be my mission to serve others. So how will I do so?
I realize many are already self-sufficient and do not need help, while others are unemployed or underemployed. Perhaps, some have taken a new position and lack the necessary skills to succeed while others are still unemployed and could use some resume, interview coaching, or simple software skills.
There are many resources online and while some are free, many are not. Many services require a monthly subscription, a one-time fee, and others expect something financial in return for services rendered. There are coaching services that I do collect a fee for, but I think there are areas that I could offer some help with at no cost. Over the course of the next couple weeks, I am going to provide some training on evenings and weekends on various topics. What do I expect in return? Maybe a thank you, but nothing financial. I want to see you all succeed in 2021.
More details and a website to follow for signups.
I wish everyone an amazing 2021 and I look forward to serving you.