What are you willing to do to help others?
I’ve known people who say, “Well, I’m willing to give – I don’t hoard because I constantly remind myself that it’s all going to burn. So I’m not too attached to my things.”
Ok, but do you give it? You say you’re willing to give, but do you give? That’s what I think God is asking us now. He wants more from us than to just be ‘willing’. I believe He wants us to search out ways to give of ourselves…go out of our own comfort and give something to someone else who needs it. Don’t wait for them to come to you. Go out and do it.
So, you’re willing to volunteer your time if someone needed you. Do you go find someone who needs you?
You say you’re willing to give of yourself financially if someone needed it. Do you go out of your way to find someone who needs something?
You say you’re not attached to your stuff. So do you go find someone else who needs something you own and give it to them?
We can say we’re willing to do lots of things. But honestly, that’s easy to say. Realistically speaking, who’s going to come up to you and ask you for a bag of clothes from your closet? Who’s going to ask you if you have an extra $100 this month? Who’s going to ask you to come spend time down on skid row helping the homeless?
Most likely no one – or if they do ask, it’s a general call for action rather than someone coming to you specifically.
The hard thing is knowing you have something, and realizing someone else could use it, and then going and finding someone else who needs it.
That’s the hard thing. Going and doing it.
James 4:17 King James Version (KJV)
17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
Put the talk away, and walk the walk. Go out and do it. Take the first step. Don’t wait for someone to come and ask you. Go find someone for you to help. I’m betting that God has someone in your life already, right now, who could use your
help. All it takes is you stepping out. It’s more than willingness, it’s action putting that willingness into practice.
About the Author:
Sherry grew up in various cities around northern and central California. This gave her all sorts of stories that sat and festered in her brain, waiting to be let loose. She eventually went to college in Wisconsin, where she met her equally frenetic husband, Rich. They have six (yes, count them) children, two dogs and a cat, and currently reside in a madhouse in the southern California area. As a family, they enjoy being active in their local church. Sherry spends her time writing when not caring for Granny, the kids, the dogs, the cat and any number of strays in the neighborhood.
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