Oh Yeah, what are you gonna do about it….
What is worst than a person not seeing a need is the person who sees that need and does nothing about it. But what is still worse than that is the person who sees a need and can do something about it but won’t.
There have been times in life that there was a great need in my life but I did not see that need. The eyes of my understanding had not been opened so I did not see that need and I suffered because I had not studied the scriptures and obeyed the instructions of the Lord.
There have been times in life when I have seen a need in a person’s life and I had my own agenda and did nothing about it. And then thirdly there have been times I could have help meet a need but just would not. It is very easy to turn our heads and look the other way.
But I began to look at scriptures and what the Bible says. Listen the these words God speaks to our hearts:
Rom 12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
Php 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
Php 2:4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
I have spoken with couples that are having problems in their marriages who have children and they really don’t see the need of reconciliation and renewal in their marriages because they don’t really see the need in their lives and the lives of their children.
In other words they are so focused on the hurt, the pain and the suffering of not having their needs met that they are oblivious to the needs of others around them.
It is like a family that has gotten in a horrible car accident. The mother and father are laying on the side of the road both crying and bleeding and in so much pain but the pain is so great they are not even concerned about what has happened to their children.
What ends up happening in unhappy homes is the parents are so focused on themselves and their problems they do not see the need the children have of seeing a secure, happy, caring, loving, compassionate husband and wife. They don’t see the need of children seeing their parents giving kisses and hugs to each other etc.
But next is the person who sees that need in a son or daughter’s life to have a solid foundation to build upon in their lives but just won’t do anything about it. That’s not love.
Thirdly is the people whose sees the need, has the power to do something about it but just won’t. For me that is the most pitiful place or position a person can be in, in life.
It’s like looking at a child that is hungry, has no shoes, lives on the streets, survives by eating out of garbage cans and there you are with a thousand dollars in our pocket, cupboards full of food and you do nothing about it. That is called not caring.
The Bible teaches us that sin is not only about doing things you should not do but sin is also not doing the things you should do. I have talked to couples who are in deep sin because of not doing what they know is the right thing to do but won’t do it.
Forgiveness, repentance, submission, obedience are four words people do not think much about now a days. What we need to do is pray for God to open the eyes of our understanding for us to see the needs we have in our lives and the lives of others.
Then do something about it with the help of God. We are here to love people and serve people which is serving God. What are YOU gonna do about it TODAY?