Praying in the Spirit using the Word of God

Entry 9 Praying to Be a Blessing

We should ask God in prayer who should we help. Altruistic people tend to want to help everyone, even at there own expense. Selfish people only care about their own well being. But God does not want us to help everyone. Jesus did not save or heal everybody when He walked the earth. He told His disciples to shake the dust off their feet when they go into an area where they are not received well. Some people rejected Jesus, some did not believe, others did not get into the position to be blessed, and others still needed to suffer consequences for a particular action. We don’t know God’s master plan. When we are helping in a situation, and are feeling drained, used, and overwhelmed, perhaps God did not tell us to do all of that. Maybe we are functioning in our own will and not in the will of God. Sometimes we do good for selfish reasons; to build our own self esteem, to feel we’ve done a good deed, to have someone less fortunate to look down on, to have something to hold over someone’s head, etc. God said His yoke is easy and His burden is light. And when what we are doing to assist someone is unnaturally difficult, maybe God did not tell us to do it. We need to consult God in prayer with every life decision, including helping others. But God is so good that even when we did the right thing the wrong way He still blesses us. But we can save ourselves a lot of stress and aggravation by just asking God in prayer what should we do or who should we help in the first place.

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