1 Thessalonians 5:11
Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
Are you available for someone to read you?
When you go through emotional situations, do you sometimes feel it is better to be alone? What you may not realize is, there is someone watching your life. Whoever they are and whether they will admit it to you or not; they need you to continue to be available to watch. You are the only Bible some will ever read. You may think, not me. But yes, you. It does not matter if you want someone to watch you or not. It may feel weighty, but that is the life of a Christian.
Matthew 5:14-15 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. (NKJV)
Your life is not your own. So, live a life that encourages someone. This does not mean you have to walk around with a painted-on smile. This does not mean you have to be a doormat in order to “appear” humble. This does not mean you have to pretend as if nothing bothers you. Allow the way you deal with your sadness to be a steppingstone to build someone else’s hope.
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. (NKJV)
Go to God in prayer and ask Him for the strength you need to climb your mountains, deal with your hardships, and own your mistakes. When you shut yourself off from everyone, you are prey for the enemy. If you are willing to stay visible, you will enrich, inspire, and encourage someone. Here is an added bonus: you will be enriched, inspired, and encouraged as well!
Please agree with me as I pray:
I thank You Father, for the opportunity to comfort my brothers and sisters and I thank You they comfort me. I thank You for reminding me I am being watched; by other believers; by those who are young in this walk; by those who don’t know You at all; and even by those who have been on this journey for a while. People decide, for any number of reasons, they can’t or don’t trust You. Since I say I trust You; they are watching me. Help me keep in the forefront of my mind I am the only Bible some will ever read. Father, bless them extra for choosing me to watch. Thank You for the opportunity to grow, so when I am read, I bless the reader. Father, I ask You, despite my reactions, to continue to draw me close to You. Continue to prick me when I am walking, talking, and/or responding in a way contrary to the knowledge of You. I love You, Father. I want the people who know me and watch me, to love You as well…