Human beings are the most selfish of all God’s creation. All you hear from some people is me, me, me. We live in a self oriented society. You hear things like self-help, self-respect, self-awareness. There are more books in Christian bookstores on how to help yourself than on the majesty of God or helping others. Pastor’s today send Christians to psychologists or counsellors instead of the Word to get help.
The Bible tells me that the Holy Spirit is our Helper. Romans 8:26-27 In my walk with God I had a very good example of how God views us going to others than to His Spirit or Word for help. I was attending group therapy sessions. This group offered self-help for those who were having trouble dealing with their past. For a year or so I had been seeking the baptism in the Holy Spirit and had as yet been unsuccessful. One day I had a very strong impression in my spirit that I was to stop relying on seeking help from these sessions and that I was to rely on God and His Word for my help. I went to one last session and shared with the group my love for Christ and what He had done in my life. I told them I wouldn’t be returning as I had found my help. As I was going home on a crowded city bus I received the baptism. Tears streamed down my face and yet I could feel such joy in my spirit. When I got home I fell to my knees at the edge of my bed and that beautiful heavenly language just gushed out. What I have learned is that when I take my eyes off myself and focus on Christ, there is such joy and trust in Him. I worry for nothing. My rest is in Him and I sleep well at night. When my eyes are off Him and on myself I tend to head towards depression and look for help in other
Am I saying that it is wrong to love yourself, not at all. The Bible tells us that we are to love our neighbours as we love ourselves. Matt 22:37-39 Loving yourself means filling yourself up with the Word of God and realizing who you are in Christ and then going out and serving others. God’’s Word promises us that He would meet our needs. Matt 6:25-24
There is a special feeling of fulfilment when you take your focus of your needs and focus on another’s and go out of your way to help them. There is a real joy in knowing you have helped another. Listen to the reward you will receive, "When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. "All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. "And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. "Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: ‘for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; ‘I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’ "Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? ‘When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? ‘Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ "And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ Matt 25:31-40. So take your eyes off yourself today. Look around and do unto other’’s as you would have them do to you.
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