Take a moment to consider this…
- Perhaps the one you turn to for strength, needs strengthening.
- Perhaps the one you request prayer of needs prayer.
- Perhaps the one that wears the tough outer shell needs someone to be vulnerable with.
- Perhaps the one who is leading, simply desires to be led.
Pray for those who are dependent upon to be leaders in their families, on their jobs, in their church.
Do you know who that include? Both you and me.
The transparent truth is that we are all human beings. Our past, upbringings, and sufferings have shaped our thoughts, our mental processes, and our reactions to daily situations.
We all have one destination in mind: Heaven. How we get their is our life’s journey. While we may have similar paths, we face different obstacles. You may be required to leave for work at 6 am, thereby encountering less traffic than the person who merges onto the freeway in stop-and-go traffic at 8:00 am.
Same path (same highway), same destiny (work), but different challenges (traffic jam vs. no traffic). But regardless of the time that you leave home for work, there is always someone else on the road with you.
Let’s take the time to help one another. The Bible says,
“Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”Philippians 2:4 NKJV
It’s OK to consider what’s best for you and your family, but you should also keep in mind what how you can help community, your coworker, a fellow believer. What you do for others, will be done for you; it’s the principle of reaping and sowing. This also means that if we are unwilling to help others, then we can expect that a situation will arise in our lives where we will seek for help and not find it.
Let us take a page from the script of our favorite drive-through restaurant. When a person seems to need some assistance, be willing to offer help. To those who need help, don’t be afraid to ask for prayer, guidance, comfort and strength. Perhaps our script can sound a little like this:
“I need you to reach my destiny in the Lord. Can we labor together? How may I help you?”
“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:3 NIV