Can’t You Do Something?
Maybe it’s just me. Maybe I’m just too worked up about other people’s business. But, it still keeps me up at night, on my knees daily, and sometimes in tears when I consider how most people live on this earth. Maybe I should just live carefree like many, mind my own business, and let those around me worry about themselves. Only one problem, the Jesus in me won’t let me.
My friends I would be lying if I said I’m not upset about many around me who act like they could care less about their fellow man. Can’t you see that family in need? Can’t you at least take time to listen to that person who is dying inside? Can’t you try to share Jesus with that soul that was not brought up around the truth? Can’t you do something other than sit there like you have nothing to offer?
The Bible tells us that our attitudes and our actions are to be the same as that of Christ Jesus. Jesus loves people more than anything. Red, yellow, black and white they are precious in his sight. Jesus lived a life of unselfishness. Jesus considered others needs before his own. Jesus went out of his way to do what he could for every hurting, helpless, and harassed soul he encountered. He was moved by compassion, genuine love for people, and the need that was before him. If you aren’t daily seeking ways that you can be a blessing to others it’s likely because of one of the following things.
One, you aren’t opening your eyes. The needs are everywhere and God wants to use you to answer someone’s prayer. Two, you have grown cold to what you’ve seen around you. I sincerely believe it’s not awareness, but true Christ like compassion that moves one to action. If you’ve become calloused to the needs around you then you need to ask God to awaken your heart. Even most churches have quit trying to reach beyond themselves. That is one of the reasons no one is running to many of those churches. Thirdly, many are just too busy. If you’re too busy to help others then you are too busy. Loving your neighbor should be a lifestyle, not an event. Your church shouldn’t have to sponsor an event for you to do a good deed. You simply need to look for ways to show God’s love and be Jesus where you live, work, and play.
Well, I pray this article does one thing for sure. Moves you, moves me, and move others to reach out to our neighbor. Take the time to do what will not only bring a smile to their face, but warm your heart in the process. After all, I think you can do something to help.