You Cannot Help Everyone

Christians have been called to a life of love and this should be seen in all that we do. Therefore, we should see to it that we help as many people as we can.

As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

Galatians 6:10

However, it is not unusual to find out that all some people want is to be pampered, not helped. Such people enjoy being the centre of attraction and for some reason, even though you really do want to help them, they do not want to be helped. They are like children who have all that they need to grow but have refused to.

In such situations, you might begin to wonder what exactly you are doing wrong, and if you are not careful, you could lose yourself in the process. What you should consider is whether or not these people whom you are helping to walk into change actually want to change. It is the perfect example of forcing a horse to a stream but not being able to force it to drink water.

At such times, there is nothing wrong with letting them go. You could hand them over to someone else after clearly explaining the issue, and ultimately to God in prayer. God sees your heart and He will reward you but everyone has free will and it is left to them to make certain decisions for themselves.

Of course you should help as many people as you can, but watch to see if they are actually receiving the help that you are giving. Don’t end up feeling used up or burned out because of one person who is resisting your help. There are a thousand more who need your help. Hand them over to God and move on.

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