So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we reap a harvest of blessings if we don’t give up. (Galatians 6:9, NLT)
In 2011, one of my workers came to my house to talk about his family issues. After hearing his story there was nothing I could do than to grant him the (loan) request to pay his son’s school fees. He promised to return the money before the month ends. The month ended, the year ended, 2012, 2013 up-to now, the money is unpaid. He had different reason(s) any time we talked about it so I finally decided to classify as bad debt. I was helping a brother in need but I ended up losing.
In 2012, several other people came for help, promising to pay back but they never did. The story has been same year on year.
Someone asked why I’ve not learnt lesson(s) from the past? Or why I still open up to people when they need help?
I told him what Paul said that “Let’s not get tired of doing what is good…”.
- Your Responsibility:
As a child of God, your job is to be your brother’s keeper. Proverbs 3:27-28 says “Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them. If you can help your neighbor now, don’t say, “Come back tomorrow, and then I’ll help you.”
“Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.”
― Teresa of Avila
- The Reality; Blessed to be Blessing
Your good intentions may not be reciprocated as some people will pay you evil for good. But that shouldn’t prevent you from extending helping hands to others in need. Always remember that God has blessed you to be a blessing. I’ve had many experiences but they haven’t discouraged me yet. The truth is it’s just can’t stop me because as long as God blesses me, I chose to remain a blessing.
Don’t let some selfish people keep you from receiving God’s best. Here is the thing: Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything. The Generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. (Proverbs 11:24-25, NLT)
Be encouraged not to give up because more blessings will come your way as you give people reason(s) to thank God for His faithfulness.
- Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but those who closed their eyes to poverty will be cursed. (Proverbs 28:27, NLT)
- So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we reap a harvest of blessings if we don’t give up. Galatians 6:9, NLT
- God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy. (Matthew 5:7, NLT)