Step out of the Box!

Each and everyday we come in contact with people who are hurting, but if asked “Are you okay?” They will responded, “I’m fine.”

You are now faced with a choice at that point; to take them at their word, even though in the pit of your stomach you know it is a lie, or you step out of the box and ask, “No, really, what’s going on?”

So what do you do?

I say get out of the box! Leave the comfort zone behind and be available to be used by God. Trust your gut and tell them you “don’t believe them”. You will be amazed at what God will do when you give a person an open heart to listen, to care with them, to pray for their needs. To share the love of the Lord into their life and share whatever hardship that is going on. Sure you have no power to fix anything, but you have given the gift of compassion.

In this world where it is to easy to walk on by and say, “If they really wanted to tell me what’s up they would have, I don’t what to pry.” Or, are we really saying, “I don’t want to take the time to care for you”.ouch”

1 Peter 3:8 “Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous.”

This means that we have to give of our self so when we just know that something is not right, get out of the box and love on those around you. Be the hands and feet of God and hug someone. Listen, it can make a big difference in someone’s world to know you really care.

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6 thoughts on “Step out of the Box!

  1. annabachinsky June 7, 2013 at 1:15 pm Reply

    So good and so true! You never know who you can help if you only took the time to stop and listen.

  2. lessonsbyheart June 8, 2013 at 8:00 am Reply

    I try to avoid asking “How are you?” The reply is usually the Christian “F” word – “fine.”

    Instead I ask, “How’s your soul?” The person almost always does a double-take, thinks for a minute, and then responds with honesty. I’ve heard everything from “it is well with my soul” to “you know, I’m really struggling right now.”

  3. Carrie Lange June 8, 2013 at 8:14 am Reply

    so true! 🙂

  4. greenlightlady June 11, 2013 at 3:25 pm Reply

    Thank you for encouraging us to truly rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn. The church and culture could use some more hearts/ears that really listen.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    • Deena Siddle June 12, 2013 at 7:49 am Reply

      Thank you Wendy for reading, may we all take time to love our neighbor.

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