Other’s Burdens

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ - Day 253 Galatians 6:2-3 - Other's Burdens- Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 253 Galatians 6:2-3 – Other’s Burdens- Growing As Disciples

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. Galatians 6:2-3 (NIV)

Focus

What is your focus? That is quite a broad question. I’m not sure what you mean. I can be much clearer. I’d like that. Go ahead, I’m listening. Is your focus solely on yourself? Are you preoccupied with your thoughts, concerns, problems and issues? Are you the center of your own world? Does everyone and everything revolve around you? Are you consumed by your own life? Are you too busy and preoccupied to notice the pain and suffering of those around you? Is your life and your concerns so important that you cannot notice others who might need your help? You weren’t kidding when you said you could be clearer. No, I was not. I suppose those aren’t rhetorical questions. You would like me to answer your questions. Yes, I would. There is no point in denying that quite often I am busy and preoccupied with myself. I have been racing through life trying to check off boxes on my “to do list”. The needs of others have not often risen to my priority list. My focus has too often been on myself. My ability to hear or see others in need has often been muted from my hearing or obscured from my sight. That is regrettable. That is unfortunate. That is a terrible mistake. Yes, it is.

How do you want to change? What would you like to do differently? You know that I want to become like you in all that I think, say and do. I want to follow your example. It is the desire of my heart to live like you lived and do what you did. How did I live? What did I do? You slowed down to love others. You didn’t race through life. You took notice of the pain and suffering all around you. Your focus was not on yourself. You came into this world to serve others. You loved others completely. You noticed and picked up and carried the burdens of others. Is that what you want? Yes, it is. I want to give like you gave. I want to serve like you served. I want to love like you loved. In every way and on every day, I want to follow your example. That is a good and right and pure desire in you. Is that the prayer of your heart? Yes, it is. I will hear and answer this prayer of yours. Thank you, Lord.  

Lord, my focus has often been on myself and my concerns and problems. My eyes and ears have been closed to others who have far greater need. Help me to take my focus off myself. Help me to become like you in loving others. I want to carry other’s burdens. Amen

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You Are Too Important

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - If - Galatians 6:2-3 - You Are Too Important - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – If – Galatians 6:2-3 – You Are Too Important – Growing As Disciples

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)

Too Important

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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