This month’s Live Like It Matters guest post is by a young aspiring writer named Alaina. I was thrilled when she agreed to write this month’s challenge, because high-schoolers have a lot to teach us. I am honored that she is allowing me to publish her words to the world for the first time. This is a big step for a writer, and I have a feeling it’s only the beginning for Alaina. She hopes to write a book one day.
Keep at it, Alaina. You’re on your way!
by Alaina Aldridge
In my life, which hasn’t been very long, I have seen countless people come and go. Like most, some are family and close friends, while others are passing acquaintances I may have known for a few weeks. What’s important is that the people in our lives have an impact on us, both good and bad.
My grandmother was one who had a positive influence on me. We were very close, and she was a significant part of my life. Whether at home or out and about, she was always helping others and putting them before herself. A year ago, my grandmother was in the throes of cancer and wasn’t doing very well. Still, she continued to help in any way she could. Whether it was cleaning or helping with dinner, she was determined to help no matter how she was feeling. In many ways, I took after her love for serving others.
I say this because when living like it matters, you should put others first. Just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, I believe what matters is living like Christ and for those who come into our lives.
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.Mark 10:45 ESV