Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
When God places people in your life who are in need, He is aware of what they lack, and He knowsHe has given you the resources to meet those needs. You know God doesnothing by accident. When a need surfaces around you, immediately goto the Father and say, “You put me here for a reason. You knew thiswas going to happen. What did You intend to do through me that wouldhelp this person become closer to You?” Recognizing a need insomeone’s life can be one of the greatest invitations from God youwill ever experience. It’s easy to become frustrated by the problems of others.
They can overwhelm you as you become aware of need afterneed. Rather than looking at each new problem as one more drain onyour time, energy, or finances, ask God why He placed you in thissituation. Allow God to help you see beyond the obvious needs ofothers to the things He wants to accomplish in their lives. Don’t missGod’s activity because you’re reluctant to carry the load of others.Is God blessing you materially? It may be He is developing a “supplydepot” in your life through which He can provide for others. Has Godgranted you a strong, healthy family life? It may be that He requiressuch a home to minister to the hurting families all around you. HasGod released you from sinful habits? Has God’s peace comforted you in a time of great sorrow? Has God miraculously provided for your needs?It may be that He has been purposefully building things into your life so that you can now be the kind of person who will carry the burdens of others.