Everyone likes approval and to know that they are being heard. Not everyone gets that approval or are even heard really except in seemingly limited or restricted ways.
We have needs yes which is very human and very us. Things sometimes get so personal that we want to rush to our own defense or get as many ‘family members’ if you will on our side of the contested issue(s).
There are so many problems and we can only work on them one at a time, I believe. The biggest problem on our list is the one that needs concentrated attention and that is usually in the realm of relationships. So many books have been written about relationships between family members, friends, church members, board members, and people in their given community. We are unhappy about something most of the time, but I think we are most unhappy when we feel alone or that hardly anyone seems to care about what we are going through.
This sense of desertion in a way brings a crisis, a NEED TO KNOW. What do I do about this problem you find asking your image in the morning mirror.
You have to have hope to start with, you cannot live without hope. That hope has to be living and sustained by let us say ‘help from above.’
The Psalmist says – I look to the hills, from whence comes my help. My help comes from the name of the Lord! Good place to start with your everyday problems, I think most of my readers will agree.
I don’t own universal secrets to success nor do I want to. I don’t have tons of wise counsel to give people, but I try to help them see it is not that hard to be blessed if they please God and not seek to please men first.
The Apostle Paul had sound teaching etched in his very soul. He said he strived to live in good conscience before God and men which meant that he purposely placed himself in the middle of the ‘fray’ if you will if he knew that souls were at stake and his mission was to go to them, not in his own name, but in the name of the Most High God. After all, Jesus very personally if you will, called him, but of course Jesus also at the same time told him what great things he must suffer while doing the mission he was called to do; this is because Paul persecuted the saints severely in his former ignorance and there was a need to know for Paul so that he would be ever more vigilant in his love for God and for the people God sent him unto.
The Bible says that everyone must carry his own cross and so what does that mean? I think it means just what it says and that we have to begin to ask God if we are not doing so now, how might I carry that cross with honor, grace and dignity for those around me?