For people who by nature want to help others with no agendas often feel frustrated by the lack of response from those they offer to help. Part of that has to do with a culture that has so many men and women afraid to accept help. It seems everyone is afraid of what someone’s motives might be and that cause a quick no response or simply ignoring the offer all together. The key thing to remember is that you simply cannot stop offering to help and the reason is pretty simple. Your offer of help may be the lifeline that person needs! Another factor is an offer you made a long time ago someone may take you up on it.
The reality of life is that you simply have no idea of what is going on in someone else’s life. You just don’t. So keep offering with a pure heart and do the right thing.
For those of you who do not believe that God has his own plan I feel sorry for you but that premise is wrong. An example of this is there were 2 infants born about 600 miles and a decade apart. Of course at the time of their births there was no way that either family could possibly have known or imaged that these 2 infants would become husband and wife one day. That meeting was started by an add in a christian paper ( long before e-harmony). There were these things called letters that you had to actually. That was over 22 years ago and the 10 year age gap was really never an issue. Well now one is in failing health and the plans have been made for when that horrible day comes one will be left behind while the other gets to spend eternity with Our Lord and Saviour.
We often hear that many people are people of faith which of course it is an easy thing to say. Here comes the hitch in that belief. When things are going good it’s easy to have faith. The hard part comes when you hit a major valley in your life. It is just a matter of time when the bottom of your life comes tumbling down. That could happen 2 seconds from now or several years from now. There is simply no way of knowing when that valley will come and the time to get your faith life in order was about 10 seconds ago! I know for me mine hit about 4 years ago and what I came to understand was that all the garbage I had gone through prepared me for that moment at that second. The thing is I understand that any garbage I am going through now is preparing me for the next valley. The thing is the next valley will so much deeper that the one 4 years ago! It will be so deep that my soul will be ripped into a million pieces! The other thing is that you can’t live in fear of that next valley. You simply can’t and if you do your life will be a mess. You have to stop and and smell the roses along the way and find the ability to laugh even when you are in that valley.