God doesn't call us all to be missionaries. Just like not everyone one is an excellent cook. I do have a good friend, she is like a second mom to me, that is an excellent cook. At the age of 77 she is getting ready for her second missionary trip to Hatti. I talked to her after her first trip and she was ready to move there. She will be spending 3 months there teaching ladies how to so and loving on orphans.
Still not your cup of tea. Well there is a lot of areas that you can serve God. Our church helps out in feeding the homeless. Still not your thing how about helping with the children's ministry at your church. You could just drying the bathroom sink off when you use it at your church. That way it looks fresh for the person that comes in next.
If you like to knit, crochet or sew you can make blankets and take them to a children's hospital. You could take a widow out to lunch or helping her with something that she might need done around the house.
My family raw feeds our dogs. On the second Saturday of every month we would meet the truck and pick up a months supply of food. We had been going to the back of a business to pick up our orders for 4 years. There had not been any problems with previous mangers. Without a warning the new manager asked the drivers to stop coming. I knew they needed a new drop off place and felt like our church parking lot would be perfect since it was right off the freeway. I talked to our pastor about it. He took it to the staff meeting and gave us the green light to serve this group. The first time we met at the parking lot people could not believe that a church would be OK with this. My church is all about serving the community and this is one way that they can do it.
I think many of us have the wrong idea of what it means to serve God. If we look at Romans 12:1-2, it will clear things up.
"Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect." (NASB)
Second, we need to renew our thinking. Did you notice that? After presenting our lives as a sacrifice the next we need to renew our minds, our way of thinking. Not go to the jungles of Africa. One of the best examples of this is a sing that Ruth Graham has over her sink. As she served her family in doing the dishes her thinking on why she was doing them was changed. The sign says, "Devine worship offered here three times daily." What a difference they way we think about what we are doing makes in how we do it.
Third, by renewing our mind we are able to understand what is God's will for our lives. They only way to renew our minds is to be in the Bible daily. By being in the Bible are we able to find out what God wants us to do.
At the beginning of the year our church did a GO challenge. There are different areas all around us that need help. It can be the homeless, helping military wives whose husbands are deployed, working with an animal rescue, helping after a disaster, writing a blog and the list goes on of possibilities to serve God. So renew your mind, seek God's will and GO.