“12 Therefore, whatever you want others to do for you, do also the same for them—this is the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 7:12
I was going through one of my verses of the day and it was Matthew 7:12. This verse convicted me in that we all know the Golden rule of do unto others as you would like done to yourself, but how many of us actually implement this concept in our own lives.
I’m as guilty as the next person since I would be overwhelmed and need some help or a break and wouldn’t get any from anyone else. The problem isn’t everyone else isn’t helping me out, since they’re doing what I’ve done far too many times in my own life and that is focusing just on my own life and not noticing when someone needs a break.
I’ll either be thinking of what my plans are for the busy day ahead or on the task that I’m on at the moment and won’t see someone that is needing help in any form. It could be my coworker, friend or the guy/girl at the restaurant sitting across the room overwhelmed with their kids, or whatever is overwhelming them at the time.
Also, people will say that ‘they always give and help out’, but then they get mad when they don’t receive anything in return either in a favor, recognition, or help from the specific person later on. The problem here is that if you give or help with the expectation of getting something in return even if you don’t say it, you are in your own mind doing a business transaction instead of selflessly helping someone out that’s made in the image of God.
So what I’m trying to say is for us to get our focus out of our own lives for a little bit and focus on the world around us and look for opportunities to help those around us. Because, wouldn’t you want to receive some help or some encouragement when you feel like the world is stacked against you.
I hope you all have a great day and God bless.