FOCUS ON OTHERS

1 Corinthians 10: 24

Nobody should seek his own good but the good of others

So for now, this is the final step in FACING ADVERSITY GOD’S WAY.  I may have more to add at a later time, but this is it for now. And this advice should be for everyone at every time in their life, not just during a crisis.

We should always seek to do good for others whenever and wherever we can, but this is especially important when we are in the midst of a crisis.

Why, you ask? After all, I’m the one suffering—I’m the one who’s sick—I’m the one who lost a loved one. Why should I worry about other people-they should be taking care of me?

Nothing makes us more self-centered and selfish then our own personal suffering. As we go through our crisis, we begin to believe the world should revolve around us, but as Christians we know it’s not about us. It’s about God, but that’s hard to remember through our pain (physical and/or emotional).

One way to help us remember is to focus on others. No matter what’s going on in your life, I encourage you to find a way to do something good for someone else. It can be as simple as calling them and saying hi; smiling and thanking the cashier at the store; or baking cookies for someone else.

God is so wise. HE knows that if you’re finding ways to help others, you aren’t focusing on your own problems and that’s a good thing. When you do something nice for someone else, it WILL make you feel better! And the more you do nice things for others, the more joy and peace will find its way back to your own suffering spirit.

 

 SHARING TIME: Any suggestions for helping others when you are homebound.

 

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4 comments

  1. God bless you for your insightful articles. My prayer is that those who are homebound become Prayer Warriors for Christ and the church. Reading and agreeing with the prayers in the New Testatment, Psalms, Isaiah, and also the poetic writings of other prophets can comfort, strengthen, and encourage the homebound and everyone for whom that person prays in Jesus’ Name.

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