Beloved of God,
There are people who are never happy because of the things they think they don’t have. If you are one of such people, you must realize that your life is more than things. Your life is more than material possessions. Choose to be happy irrespective of your circumstances. If you want to start feeling better, help others. Unselfishly helping those in need will bring you joy.
Luke 12:15 (KJV) says, “Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth”.
You are higher than things. Everything you see around you will expire but your life doesn’t because your life was created for something else. Starting today, make up your mind to enjoy this life and stop complaining about the things you don’t have. Some people didn’t realize how many years they have cheated themselves because they are constantly worried about everything. Learn to live a life of joy. Christ has died and he didn’t remain there. He came out victoriously.
Your life is for a higher life and every minute of it count. Anything that you do today that can help people fulfill their own purpose is your purpose as a human being. It is what will fulfill you and give you satisfaction. This video clip below is a reminder that in this world, fame is honored but not in the Kingdom of God, the king honors obedience. That is why no matter how rich a man may be, no matter how strong a man is, no matter how famous, if he is in prison it is useless.
How do you treat those who are thought to be the “least,” who seemingly cannot help you in any way? Respect them, become faithful with whatever that is committed into your hands and God will show up for you. God said to Joshua in Joshua 1:5, “As I was with Moses, so shall I be with you.” In Joshua 6:27 the Bible says, Joshua became very famous because God was with him. We are also told in 1 Samuel 3:19-20 that the child Samuel grew until he became known all over the nation because God was with him.
Stop waiting for something to make you happy, create the happiness now. You are not the one to turn your captivity but God. Psalms 126:1-2 (KJV) says, “1 When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. 2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them”.
From time to time, God wants to do these for us and as you go around doing good to others, God will show up for you. At whatever level you are today in life and wherever you find yourself, fix something. Bake something. Build something. Plant something. Start something. Invent something. Nurture something. Help someone knowing that your own help is near. Jesus said, Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work – Rev. 22:12. This tells you that whatever you do in helping people, Jesus takes it personally. Mathew 25:40 NKJ says, “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me”. There are people who have fallen on hard times and they need a helping hand so that they can get back on their feet.
You can start and finish anything. You can start a project and finish it. People have human faith to start building a house with just a monthly salary of $500. How much more when you activate your spiritual faith? Anything is possible! That’s why every time you take a step of faith, you are like that child learning how to take the first step. You are the outstretched arm of God and God is willing to hear you when you call, and He is able to lend a helping hand to you too. So become a blessing to fellow believers who are in need. Open your heart; open your home; open your pocketbook; and be willing and ready for the Lord to use you to help others. Believe that God can use you to make an impact in other people’s lives. Believe that He will bless you for stepping out of your limited little social circle to do a good deed for a fellow believer who really needs a helping hand. Don’t just casually carry out an occasional act of mercy. Instead, aggressively pursue the attitude of hospitality until you catch it and become a genuinely hospitable person.
Remember, when you see a man in need and you allow yourself to be withheld from extending a helping hand, you just told Jesus, “I really do not love you”. You cannot help everyone but you can help the one in front of you even if it is just giving a smile, a word of encouragement, or a helping hand. Do not look at people to love them. You might end up selecting those you’ll love and to the others, you might pretend to be blind. When you look at people, do not see them; choose to see God because you want to love God. Love them even if they do not deserve your love.
Don’t say you don’t have the means or capacity to help because of your own situation. Every encouraging word, and every smile you share in the midst of your trials can go a long way. Everyone can use a helping hand at some point. It might be running an errand, picking up a package, offering to baby sit, loaning some decorations, making phone calls for your church, or taking a meal to someone who is housebound. You are called to save men, lift the downtrodden, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the prisoners, heal the sick, raise the dead, deliver the oppressed, set the captives free, preach the gospel to the poor and just love them all the way on your way to our eternal home. So I ask that you prayerfully consider how you can make a difference in the lives of those around you today. It’s not the size of your gift to others, but a kind smile, an encouraging word accompanied and confirmed by a helping hand and whatever the Lord has put in your heart that truly matters.
If you ever need a helping hand yourself, you’ll find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.
I declare that this day is blessed for you. The fruits of your labour will not be in vain. Like Jesus, men will remember you for good (Luke 22:19).
Be blessed in the Lord’s Grace.