Day: February 3, 2020
There was something that needed to be repaired in my home so I went to the person who I knew could help me. I didn’t ask this person to repair what was broken nor did I ask for money to get the repairs fixed. I just needed him to contact someone to fix the problem for me or he could have given me the name and number and I would have made the call myself.
I don’t know if the individual wasn’t feeling well or maybe going through a rough time or just didn’t feel like being bothered, but he didn’t help me. At first, I was very disappointed, but then I stopped focusing on the hurt and I began to examine myself.
Was there someone around me hurting or frustrated or feeling hopeless – waiting for me to help them, but hadn’t received my help because I too busy feeling sorry for myself or because I didn’t feel like being bothered today?
And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none (Ezekiel 22:30).
There were plenty of men in the land, but no one made himself available. God wasn’t looking for men. He was only looking for a man and yet He couldn’t find one. And because He couldn’t find one, many were destroyed in the land.
I don’t want that to be said about me – that God looked for me, but He couldn’t find me. I don’t want Him calling out to me like He did to Adam in the garden asking, Where are you?
So, I am asking God to show me one person every day that I can help – and I pray that I’ll make myself available and be faithful, committed and obedient when He shows me.
Withhold not good from them to who it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do it (Proverbs 3:27, KJV).
Never walk away from someone who deserves your help; your hand is God’s hand for that person (Proverbs 3:27, MSG).