(Don’t Seek Love; Give Love)
TO THE BIBLE: Philippians 2:4 MSG
“Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.”
Some people only know how to enjoy attention; they only crave for others to love them. Such people could be very dangerous, because when they don’t get the love and attention they seek, they become cruel and wicked. There’re those who are often bothered: “I don’t have any friends; and no one ever remembers me.” Some even say, “Since no one cares about me, I won’t care about anyone!” Come on! That’s a low life. As a child of God, you don’t need somebody to love you first. Be the one to remember, care for, and love others! That’s what counts with God. The blessing you receive because of those who remember you and give to you is little, compared to that which you receive when you remember others and give to them. The Bible says, “…It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).
When you receive from others, all you have is what you got. God’s promise isn’t to the one who receives, but the one who gives. So, don’t seek attention; give it instead. Don’t seek love; give love. Demonstrate love to everyone, including those who might have offended you, and the ungodly that have no hope. That’s how God wants you to live. You’re the seed of Abraham, and the seed of Abraham reaches out; he hears the cry of the needy and responds. So, be the answer; be the solution; be the one to meet other people’s need. Don’t worry about yours; God will take care of you.
If you’ve ever felt bad that you didn’t get attention or care from certain people, change it; stop being offended because of those whom you thought forgot you; start remembering them for good! When you’re the one remembering others, giving them attention and care and reaching out to everyone, you’ll be fulfilling your calling as the “blesser”; it’s a higher way of life!
Dear Father, I thank you for placing me in the position of a helper. I’m a lifter and a giver. I’m your outstretched arm of love, and salvation to the world. I was born as the answer to the cry of millions, and through me, your blessing flows to others, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Luke 10:1-24, Joshua 20-22
Romans 7:1-11, Psalm 107
Give a helping hand to someone in your world today.
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