The Peninsular Malaysia Pastoral Team (PMPT) has chosen a theme for this month of June:
“Making Space For Others”
Our vision is to Strengthen Our Faith Community and it takes everyone’s effort. When it comes to serving the Lord, we need to make space for others, to acknowledge their presence, their individuality, to regard them with kindness and compassion. Many of us find it difficult to relinquish our hold on positions, whether it is at the workplace, within the family institution or within the Church. We think that, because we have been chosen or appointed, even more, when we have been in that particular position for a long time, we can call the shots! Please think about this – making space for others is necessary for progression.
The moment we offer our services to God, we should leave behind all our egos, pride and selfishness at the door and take on a humble mantle. To truly support the other’s growth, we need to keep our ego out of it and create a space where others can have the opportunity to grow and learn. So why is it that we let our pride and ego get in the way of serving our God? Are we truly serving Him or are we serving our pride and ego?
Good leaders make space for others to succeed and to bring their skills to build community. It is all right to make mistakes. We learn from our mistakes. None of us came into this world fully equipped. We should use our knowledge to teach the young blood. When they make mistakes, instead of chiding them and belittling them, we should gently guide and help them in the right direction. We need to trust the Lord and to have faith in Him. As we make space for others, we make space for God’s love and His power to reign. We make it possible for God to share the result of goodness and our good works with everyone. Making space for others involves sacrifices on our part. Let’s make that sacrifice and let the Kingdom of God grow!