CODEPENDENCY, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 10/11/19, (In my mailbox this morning from Joel.)
| “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed…”
(Proverbs 11:25, NIV)
Do you need refreshing today? So many people go around overwhelmed, tired, worn down, and barely get by. But that’s not God’s best. He wants us to prosper. He wants us to be refreshed. Here’s the key: be generous and refresh others. Is there someone at the office that you can be a blessing to? Can you lighten someone’s load? Maybe a family member is going through a hard time. Can you help them out? Can you cook them a meal? Refreshing someone can be as simple as a smile or an encouraging word. Don’t wait until you feel like doing it; that day may never come! Do it because the Scripture tells us to. Do it because it blesses the Lord.
It’s easy to get so busy and think, “I don’t have time to help others. I have my own problems.” Helping others can be the key to seeing your situation turn around. The people you see who need encouragement, who need a ride, who need a hand, who need help accomplishing a dream—they are opportunities for you to go to a higher level. Step out and refresh others; live a life of generosity. As you do, you will be refreshed in return and experience His blessing in every area of your life!
|A Prayer for Today
|“Father, I choose to put my trust in You. I press forward in faith so I can overcome fear. I believe You have my best interest at heart and know that You are leading me in the paths of righteousness all the days of my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
| My Thoughts:
There are 2 sides to this coin or concept. Of course the sowing and reaping is an immutable cosmic law of God’s Creation of balance in all of HIS universe. Sow to the flesh, receive corruption or death. Sow to the Spirit, receive God’s life. What you sow is what you are going to reap be it faith or fear, love or hate it will all come back to rest at your door.
But sometime the Enemy make good look evil and sometime evil looks good so how do we know the difference?
The other side of the coin is the possibility of CoDependency and corrupting some one even to the point of standing between them and God’s needed judgment of sowing and reaping to help them repent and change. Pride can easily give us a burn out in helping others unless it is guided by the Holy Spirit. Just because some one has a need does not always mean that it is our responsibility to fix it and including family. Christ Jesus passed the lame man at the Temple when ever HE went there but never healed him. The Holy Spirit wanted Peter and John to heal him at a time when it would help the Church grow.
When feeling the urge to help someone you might want to consider the following verses: