"Get To"Stuart JonesHave you been approached about doing something that after hearing about it, you think “I get to do that? Wow!” It could be a friend who has an extra ticket to the NCAA Final Four tournament and asks you to go with him. Or you’ve just gotten your driver’s permit and your mom asks you to drive her to the mall. Or you’ve been diligent with your guitar lessons and the church’s worship team wants you to play at the Christmas Eve service. Or you’ve loved children since you were little and you’re asked to help with one of the Kidtown groups. Or you’ve been a member of a life group and you’re asked to be the leader. As you think about being one of these individuals, is your reaction still “I get to do that? Wow!” or is your reaction “I have to do that?” The Bible does not teach that service should be approached with a “have to do this” but rather as a “I get to do this” attitude. Romans 12:7-8 tells us that “If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.” Psalms 100:2 tells us to “Serve the Lord with gladness.” We can’t serve gladly if we don’t approach the possibility of serving somewhere at First Christian Church with a “Wow! I get to do this!” attitude.