“Give to those who ask, and don’t turn away from those who want to borrow.”
There is a dreaded moment when your buddy asks you, “Can you help me move my things?” You would much rather be lazy—after all, it’s a beautiful day for a nap. You’ve had a somewhat busy week and you were hoping to chill. And if you help, you’re just going to get sweaty. And now that you think about it, your back feels a little bit stiff. Your knees suddenly begin to throb. And your pocketbook started crying because your friend probably isn’t even going to pay you anything. This is a favor for a friend.
It is too easy to want to say no to someone who could use your help. But think about this for a moment—it usually isn’t strangers asking you to come to their rescue; it’s those who are close to you. If you truly cannot help, that’s one thing, but if you can help and choose not to help, then what does that say about your friendship? Make a simple but remarkable difference in the lives of those around you. If they take the initiative to reach out to you, take the initiative to reach back to them.
Pray for the Day:
Dear Jesus, help me get off my behind and help others today. Amen.