‘And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrificesGod is pleased.’ – Hebrews 13:16 [NIV]
People. God gives us people. People we see everyday and people we don’t see nearly as often. Each person in our lives, has a part to play in each of our journeys. It could be; a mother or father (or any other family member for that matter). It could be someones ‘part’ to be you best friend, the person you can go to for anything. One person you have in your life could be your future husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend. Or there could just be people that don’t have a ‘traditional’ title or role, but are just great people to be surrounded by.
Every person that comes into your life, is there for a reason. It could be an instant thing, where you just connect with someone. They just get you and you get them. An automatic relationship. Or, on the other hand, you may have absolutely nothing in common with someone, but for some reason, they are a part of your life because you see them all the time at school, work, or wherever. But for some reason you just can’t figure out why they have anything to do with you! Because you don’t have that automatic connection and relationship.
You see, all these people that you have in your life, even if you don’t know the reason… there is a reason they’re in your life. And whatever that is, whether it’s to help you through a troubled situation, to make you laugh, to care for you, to pray for you, to listen to you, to encourage you…. whatever it is… it’s important. It will help you when you need it most.
And the reason I’m talking about these different people in your life, is to show you that you have something that you can give to someone that you know. You play a ‘part’ in their life, just as they do in yours. This ‘part’ could be completely different to what they do for you, but whatever it is, you have the chance to help them.
I want to encourage you, if you don’t yet know, to discover what your ‘part’ is. I want to encourage you to use that to help someone this week, however well you know them, use this to help them and to show them love. Take the time out of your day to play your part in their life.