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Sep 20

Availability vs. Self-Centeredness

Availability

Definition: Making my own schedule and priorities secondary to the wishes of those I serve.

I Will…..

* Put others ahead of myself

*Find a way to help, not a way to hide

* Be ready when I’m called

* Be glad for the chance to serve

* Check with the right person before I make commitments

Week One Activities

(Working on ~ * Putting others ahead of myself)

* Have children allow their siblings go first during game time

* Put kiddos and family time above your own quiet time

Week Two Activities 

(Working on ~ *Finding a way to help, not a way to hide)

* Be on the look out (as a family) to reach out and help someone this week

* Help your kiddos with a project instead of hiding behind “work”

Week Three Activities

(Working on ~ * Be ready when I’m called)

* Work on listening when you are called ~ the first time!

* Show your kids they matter by listening to them the first time as well!

Week Four Activities

(Working on ~ * Being glad for the chance to serve)

* Be cheerful when helping!

* A smile while helping/working lightens the heart!

Week Five Activities 

(Working on ~ * Check with the right person before I make commitments)

* Teach kiddos to always be helpful, but to check with you before committing to anything

* Spouses be courteous and check with each other before making commitments as well

Reminders 

* Being available can be done each and every day ~ at home, at school, at church, wherever you are!

*Remind everyone that a smile lightens your mood and will make being available easier!

* Jesus was always available. He is our greatest example. He never turned anyone away.

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  1. Mary @ Woman to Woman

    This is such a great list to help with practical intentionality! I love that you didn’t try to implement everything at one time, but took a weekly approach… very helpful!
    Thanks for stopping by Mary @ Woman to Woman!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Doing everything in a week would make everyone grow weary I believe! Thanks for stoppin by ;) Blessings!

  2. Audra Michelle

    We are really working on week 5 in our house. It may seem strange, but the Hubs and I will text each other while we are both home just to make sure our calendars are in sync. Now to keep it up as our children grow and have busier schedules! Thank you for linking up with Thrive @ Home!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      That is so very important as the kids get older! Thanks for stoppin by and sharing one way that works for y’all! Blessings!

  3. Jenni Mullinix

    A very important lesson to learn. Thanks for sharing with Thrive @ Home!
    Jenni Mullinix recently posted..New Series & Guest Post Opportunity + Thrive @ Home Link-UpMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes, that it is! Thanks for stoppin by!

  4. Amy Jung

    Good reminder…and easy ways to live it out practically…thanks!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes easy ways work best in my opinion ;) Thanks for stoppin by! :)

  5. Lisa

    Beautiful! What a great reminder of what is truly important and the lessons we need to be teaching our children, as well as ourselves.
    Lisa recently posted..Homeschool Mother’s Journal/Weekly Wrap-Up September 21My Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes, the whole family can learn from this series! I love that! :) Thanks for stoppin by! Blessings!

  6. Mindy @ New Equus - A New Creation

    I so agree with the being available can be done each and every day…and is SHOULD be! :)
    Mindy @ New Equus – A New Creation recently posted..Community can heal community. {LIFE in the Comments #3}My Profile

  7. Lori

    These are great thoughts with easily implemented steps. Very practical!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes! It’s so much easier to follow it when someone else thinks it up ;) Blessings!

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