A Helpful Thought…
You can have everything in life you want if you’ll just help enough other people to get what they want! ~Zig Ziglar~
When we begin to take our focus off of our own wants and needs, and instead begin to focus on meeting the needs of others, we soon find that our own have been met in abundance. It’s an irrefutable truth, whether it is in love, relationships, our work, or material things, that what we have been willing to give in those areas is the measure by which we will receive them in return.
It is the essence of the 12 Step program…to change the way we live life so that we focus on service to God and others instead of working to serve ourselves.
Let us focus more on helping others instead of navel (our own) gazing!
I want you to share your food with the hungry and to welcome poor wanderers into your homes. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help. If you do these things, your salvation will come like the dawn. Yes, your healing will come quickly. Your godliness will lead you forward, and the glory of the LORD will protect you from behind. Then when you call, the LORD will answer. ‘Yes, I am here,’ he will quickly reply…Feed the hungry and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as day. The LORD will guide you continually, watering your life when you are dry and keeping you healthy, too. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.
~Isaiah 58:7-11 (NLT)~
You obey the law of Christ when you offer each other a helping hand. If you think you are better than others, when you really aren’t, you are wrong. You cannot fool God, so don’t make a fool of yourself! You will harvest what you plant. If you follow your selfish desires, you will harvest destruction, but if you follow the Spirit, you will harvest eternal life. Don’t get tired of helping others. You will be rewarded when the time is right, if you don’t give up.
~Galatians 6:2,3,7-9 (CEV)~