Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important. Galatians 6:2-3 (NLT)
Are you too busy to see the needs of others? Are you so preoccupied that you can’t even hear a cry for help? Is who you are or what you are doing too important to take time to help others in need? Please don’t say yes you are too busy. Please don’t say yes that you or your work is too important. It would grieve me so to hear those words come out of your mouth. Stop and think. Why have I given you so much? Why do you have gifts and talents and resources in abundance? Don’t answer, just listen to me. I know that you want to be like me. I know that you want me to change your heart. I know that you want me to transform your mind. I know that you want to live the life that I have called you to live. Is all of this true? Yes Lord, I want to be like you. I want to know you. I want to know your will. I want to walk in your ways. I want to go wherever you guide me. I want to do whatever you ask of me. That is very good.
Was I ever too busy to help someone in need? Was I ever too important to stop what I was doing to help others? No, you were never too busy or too important to help others. Were my eyes open to see those in need? Were my ears open so I could hear the cries of those in need? Did I ever let my life become too busy and preoccupied that I ignored someone who was in need? No Lord, you were never too busy. You were never preoccupied. Your eyes and ears were opened. You never missed out on an opportunity to help someone in need.
What am I asking of you? What is my will? What will you do if you want to follow me? Where do you think I will lead you? What will I ask you to do for me? You will ask me to love like you loved. You will ask me to give like you gave. You will lead me to serve others. You will call on me to use all the gifts, talents and resources that you have given me to share with others. You will ask me to do what you have done. You want me to go and meet the needs of others. Yes, I do. Then you will be like me. Then you will be doing my will. Then you will bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name. Are you ready? Yes Lord, I am ready to serve you as I meet the needs of others.
Lord, I know that there have been many times where I thought I was too busy or too important to help others in need. Forgive me. You have never been too busy or important to help me. Help me now to love and give like you loved and gave. Amen
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