This morning, I woke up with the same thoughts that go through my head every day, in the same order. First, I thanked God for another day, and for all the blessings in my life. That led me to thank Him for my most precious gift, my husband of 35 years, who was fast asleep next to me. At that point, my heart is filled with love, leading me to my life’s big question. “Lord, what is my purpose…how can my life glorify You?” I have been waiting for God to reveal to me the BIG mission of my life for years, and today I had an enlightening revelation.
I believe we are meant to know God and share God’s love through each person that we interact with every day. Each person, whether it be a spouse, family member, friend, or someone we pass casually as we go through our day, is an opportunity to share love.
How many times have you seen a mother who is having an especially difficult time with her children and might need some tender words of support? Or maybe a family shopping for groceries who appears to be in need? You see their shopping cart with just a few items in it…when it is apparent the family needs much more. A friend is depressed or an elderly neighbor is lonely…your heartstrings are tugging at you, but what can you do? So many people are quietly suffering in their daily life, and you feel powerless because you don’t know what you can do for them.
What was my revelation? It was as simple as this. I heard God speaking to me. “Are you ready to see?” To me, that meant “are you ready to really see the people around you?”
Don’t let the bigness of the world’s issues weigh you down and cause you to feel powerless. Really look at the people around you. Take the step toward DOING SOMETHING, no matter how small the gesture seems to you. Say a prayer, then send a card or call your friend and let them know they are being prayed for and that someone “has their back”. When you see someone who is looking sad or depressed, smile at them or stop to talk with them, and really listen to what they share with you. If you know someone is in financial need, if you are able, send them some cash. I have come to learn that sometimes the best way to help someone may be to help him or her anonymously. If you handed your friend or family member cash, they would feel embarrassed or in debt to you. If they receive it anonymously, they receive hope, and they cannot repay it to the giver! Hopefully, they will pass it on to someone in need once they are back on their feet.
This blog is meant to open eyes and hearts to the little things we can do each day to share love, one heart at a time. Sometimes, the only way a person can learn that God loves them, is by knowing that somebody loves them. One little gesture just might be the key that is needed to open the door of a heart in need.
1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God