Don’t Stop Helping Others
“Don't get tired of helping others. You will be rewarded when the time is right, if you don't give up” (Galatians 6:9 CEV).
Being prosperous means a lot more than amassing material wealth; it involves being able to take care of yourself and help others. The Bible says: “And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation]. As it is written, He [the benevolent person] scatters abroad; He gives to the poor; His deeds of justice and goodness and kindness and benevolence will go on and endure forever”(2 Corinthians 9:8-9 AMP).
A prosperous man finds true joy and excitement in being able to reach out and extend love to others. A truly prosperous man is of a benevolent spirit; he’s quick to give, and derives satisfaction from helping others become prosperous. So if you want to know someone who is truly successful, find out how many people he has helped to become successful.
Some people however have had terrible experiences in trying to help others. They helped people start out well in life, probably helped them start up a business, only for those they helped to eventually turn against them. So they got bitter and decided never to help anyone anymore. No. That’s not the way of Christ. Luke 6:35 says, “But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.”
Don’t get bitter to the point you give up helping others, even when they prove to be undeserving of your help. Your unique gift is in your ability to render help to others and help them make their dreams come true, in spite of themselves. The Bible says:“If you have the gift of helping others, do it with the strength that God supplies…” (1Peter 4:11 CEV).
Keep helping others, whether or not they remember you or reciprocate your kindness. As you do, God will keep increasing you and multiplying your ability to be a blessing. Don’t let fear, doubt, unbelief, resentment, and bitterness hinder you from your ministry as a blesser, a giver and lifter of others. Always be excited and exuberant with faith, knowing that God is the one who rewards you for your kindness and labour of love towards others.
Dear Father, thank you for the opportunity I have to help others and make their dreams come true. I recognize this unique gift today and do it consciously with the strength you supply me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Hebrews 13:16; 2 Thessalonians 3:13
1 Year Bible reading plan: Galatians 4:21-5:15; Joel
2 Year Bible reading plan: Luke 24:1-12; 2 Samuel 13-14