Every one of us has a special ability or gift. Some may be artists, some may be writers, some may have the intelligence to read and understand others, some may convey a sense of security, some may bring a smile or laughter to others. Whatever our gift or ability may be, it is not to bring attention to ourselves. It is not something that makes us better than others. The gift is not to bring kudos from others. The gift is a special ability to create (yes, create like God) security in others, happiness in others, and self-confidence in others. The ability to feel the pain and need in others is a gift from God, and is accompanied by the Holy Spirit.
I once asked God for a sign, so that I would know that I was saved. I didn’t hear His answer until the next day. It was completely unexpected. I had already forgotten the prayer from the night before. Suddenly I heard God’s voice in my head. He said, “Everyone reacts to the Holy Spirit differently. Your tears are the evidence of your salvation and the presence of the Holy Spirit.” I realized that I had become more tender hearted. I cried because of a sad situation in others, and I cried for happiness and success in others. I didn’t feel comfortable about others knowing of my tears, so I tried to keep them secret and hidden. Now I knew that the Holy Spirit had caused me to feel more tender to others, and more open to understanding their wants and needs. I now understood that without compassion for others, I was not fulfilling God’s need and I was not serving Him and His people. And without acting upon that compassion and helping others and lifting them up, I was disappointing God, the person in need, and myself.
Matthew 22:36-40New International Version (NIV)
36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Look at the needs of your fellow man, and give them God. Give them love.
My Book: God, reward and punishment: Are they real? amazon.com book and e-book