2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (GNT) says “Let us give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the merciful Father, the God from whom all help comes! He helps us in all our troubles, so that we are able to help others who have all kinds of troubles, using the same help that we ourselves have received from God.”
This is a reminder from Apostle Paul to the Corinthians and to all Christians that all we are is by the grace of God and that we are to extend this grace that we enjoy to others also ‘cos the grace of God on us and upon our lives are meant to be shared with others.
God gives us the things we need which are not necessarily the things we want but he sees and knows our needs even before we feel those needs.
Often times, we mistake abundance for savings/ lavish spending. It is a good and wise thing to save but spending lavishly can amount to sin.
Having more than enough is Gods empowerment on you to be able to extend a helping hand to a friend, a relation or a stranger who God refers to as your neighbor.
It is always good to view yourself as being on the other side of the divide. See yourself as the one who needs someone’s help and how you will feel knowing the one you seek help from has the means and capacity to help you but refuse to help.
How will you feel?
Will you feel pleased the one who could have helped you have refused to help?
What are you doing with your emotional and psychological strength? Do you use them in blackmailing another or to take undue advantage of someone who you could have made better and help in rewriting that persons story?
Be a blessing, be someone’s smile.
You can be someone’s smile by being a helping hand or a shoulder for him/her to lean on.
Remember, the only thing that you can be remembered for is the legacy you leave behind when you are gone and not the material possession you had while on earth.
Help build a better environment, let love be seen and felt around you and together, we all can make a whole new world defined by Love.