You gotta love Chick-fil-A. Asking for extra ketchup is not a burden to them...it is their pleasure. When people ask things of me, is it my pleasure to accommodate? Honestly...not all the time. I love helping people who help me, but I struggle sometimes helping people who do not help me. Matthew 7:12 says "Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them." (THE MESSAGE). This is an offensive behavior...not a defensive behavior. Tim first taught me this. I should always be the "host" in every circumstance...initiate the conversation, ask questions, lend a hand, do everything in your power to make the other person feel so important. If I would try to outgive others, I won't have time to be sitting around thinking about why someone isn't helping me. I need to do a better job of "hosting" the people in my life. Care to join me?
Try being "the host" for a day and tell me what happens.