As a young adult, I used to think I had to solve the problems right in my face, before turning around to help another person. My thoughts ran along these lines: “I’ve got a mountain in front of me. Just give me some time to sort things out, then I can pay attention to your own mountain.” Right? No! Definitely not the way to go. I know better now.
As I became more mature, I realized problems never completely go away. You solve one today, and another pops up tomorrow. In fact, some solutions to today’s problems create challenges to be solved tomorrow. I realised that no matter how difficult things are at any point in time, there’s always someone I could be of help to.
Your challenge today may be to move to a bigger house to accommodate your growing family, or you just want to build your own house so you can stop paying rent. Another’s problem may be her house rent that’s been due since last year.
You may bemoan the fact that your favourite restaurant may be closed due to the lockdown. Your kids can’t go to their favourite amusement park this holiday. Well, someone around you may be worried sick about where to get his next meal.
Now, don’t get me wrong. Your desires are legitimate. God has called you to bliss, so you will enjoy your life. But, look around you. Someone, somewhere needs your help. Stop worrying about what you don’t have yet, and help that brother or sister who needs your help.
It’s a trying season for the rest of the world. So, seek the face of the Holy Spirit, and ask Him to show you how you can be of help to your fellow man. I feel strongly in my spirit, that God is taking note of those who choose selfishness at this time. His joy is with those who look beyond their pressing needs to lend a helping hand to someone else.
Open your heart to the Holy Spirit, and let Him show you what to do. For those who have already done something or are doing something, God’s smile of favour is on you and yours.
Bliss be with you.
Galatians 6:10 | “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people …”
Matthew 9:37 KJV | “…The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.”
Proverbs 11:25 KJV | “The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.”