When we serve those around us, our hearts are changed, and we begin to experience abundant life. Service is a vehicle that God uses to allow us to put down our own needs and interests. "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but alos to the interests of others." - Philippians 2:3-4. When we focus on others we are able to be open to the possibilities that God has laid before us.