We usually help others because we see their needs—but service affects more than just the recipient! Today on Home School Heartbeat, host Mike Farris and his guest Sarah Byrum explore how being involved in your community impacts you.
This week, I’ve been talking with several Generation Joshua students who have been involved in their communities in a variety of ways. Today, Sarah Byrum from Idaho joins me to wrap up this week.
Sarah, our listeners have heard about different ways Generation Joshua students impact their community. How has involvement in your community impacted you?
Well, involvement with my community has changed everything about the way I live. Instead of looking at the world in an expectant way, I am choosing to look at it through the eyes of empathy, acting upon a need and responding to a call. Working with my community has given me a sense of great purpose. I think that every young person desires to tangibly feel that they are part of something spectacular—a small part in a grand ticking clock. I truly believe that you never find yourself until you lose yourself in something greater. By opening my eyes to the needs prevalent in my own community, I begin to gasp hold of my highest purpose—that is, what I can do to glorify God. And suddenly, my eyes are open to the needs of my world.
That’s outstanding, Sarah. Thanks so much for joining us. I’m Mike Farris.