Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Are you tired of being tired? Bombarded with others’ problems? Do you find yourself constantly trying to fix everyone’s “stuff”? Do you easily get burdened when you hear about someone’s problem and immediately become the fixer?
If you answered any of these questions, you may be on your way to becoming WEARY., but God is saying REST.
As loving and caring human beings, it is natural to sympathize and empathize with those we care about. In fact, I’ve found myself crying from watching strangers on television or at the movies because my heart connected with a situation or circumstance presented on a screen. It is a natural reaction to see a problem and begin to search through the atoms of your brain to find “help” (a solution).
I want to propose to you that we have a very present help. That help is God. I know that you want to help others. I know that you feel what others feel. I know that you want to be there for them, and that is a good thing. There are times when God leads us to physically DO something to help someone. But there are many other times that we are to give that burden to the Lord, immediately. When we try to step in and be God, we may be limiting someone else’s process with the Lord. For example, if I always step in to save someone financially, emotionally, or physically, how will that person see God’s power? I am not saying that God can not work through you, but I am saying to be wise. Pray first, give hugs, and ask God for strategy. Ask God how you can help. Here are some ways we can help without over doing it, trying to be someone’s God, or giving something that we don’t even really have.
-Listen and Allow Them to Cry/Vent
-Take Them Out to Lunch
-Buy Them a Nice Card
-Pray on Their Behalf
-Fast About Their Situation With Them
-Help Them Shift Their Thinking to the Positive Things
-Check on Them and Follow Up
-Be a Support
-Offer Wisdom Through the Word
Love does not always require you to DO something. Many times, it requires you to just BE. Sometimes, people just need someone to be there. In the midst of your being there, do not take on something that you were never meant to take on. This….is how we become WEARY..
Rest and allow the harvest of God’s faithfulness be revealed in their lives just like God revealed it in your life. Let them have their encounter with the Lord without you blocking their view of the Lord by always trying to “save” them. TRUST God. He knows everything. He candle handle much more than we can. Be refreshed in truth. God is able…
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