“Don’t get tired of helping others. You will be rewarded when the time is right, if you don’t give up” – Galatians 6:9 (ESV)
LIGHT FOR NOW: Never live for yourself only. Learn to give meaning to other people’s lives.
Life is all about giving and receiving. However, some people only take, and never give in return. All their lives, they have been receiving, but have never been challenged to give. A man could be alive in this world but ‘dead’ because he is non-functional in his environment. That is because nobody benefits from his life; he merely exists to balance out the ecosystem. But life can be much more meaningful and exciting than that! A meaningful and impactful life is one that has significance in the lives of others. It is impacting your world positively with the talents, gifts and endowments God has blessed you with. So beginning from where you are, and with what you have, you become relevant to others. You help them meet their needs and solve their problems. This should be your guiding principle in life. Never leave ugly situations the same way you met them.
Imagine a nurse who has to treat many sick people in the hospital in a day; that’s a great opportunity for him or her to live a meaningful and impactful life and give other people’s lives a meaning. How? By showing those patients extra care and love; an endeavour that will certainly bring them hope and comfort. Another nurse could look down on the job and even despise having to be around so many sick people because she hasn’t learnt what it means to live a meaningful and impactful life. Never live as a ‘grabber’ or a taker. Only taking but never giving. Learn to give other people’s lives a meaning. That is what counts. God will surely reward you for the good you do for others. He will always make happen for you what you make happen to others.
INSTRUCTION: Always live an impactful life.
PRAYER: Father, give me the grace to touch lives whenever an opportunity comes up, in Jesus Name. Amen.
QUOTE: Givers never lack.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: EXODUS CHAPTER 25; EVENING: LUKE CHAPTER 13