Lately, I’ve been feeling like my life is running in place. Like I’m on a treadmill and not losing weight. I’ve been depressed, unmotivated and no energy whatsoever.
Although I’ve been on my job for almost 13 years, I’ve just been feeling like it’s the same old thing Monday thru Sunday. Don’t get me wrong, I thank God for my job because the mistakes in my past find it hard for me to get a good job, but lately, I’ve just been like, “I know I have been created to do more than this.”
I want to #SteveHarveyJump without a parachute,? but I have more than just me to think about right now. Also with my financial struggles, I just can’t right now. I know some may not get it but I know some people will.
Excuse the language and for the record. I don’t agree with everything in this video. ? But it is motivating.
So how did I get out of my funky attitude?
I got a refreshing outlook on life I needed, and I got it in a way that really surprised me! Last Sunday, after Church I went to help some people in need. As a matter of fact, I believe the act of feeding the homeless with the Men’s Group at Thirgood Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and my 9-year-old twins helped me more than it did the homeless.
The crazy part is I know a lot of Scriptures that support beneficial blessing for helping the poor, but I was not even looking for a blessing! I can honestly say, I didn’t even plan this event! But at the end of the day, I was blessed abundantly.
How is that?
I believe that God created us to love each other and not kill each other. It’s as simple as that. To help others in need is loving people regardless of how they got there.
I was blessed being able to look at the homeless situation over mine and it made me appreciate my problems more. I bet every last one of them would love to have my treadmill of life. I may not be where I want to be in life, but at least I’m not where I was.
What blessed me, even more, was, I believe this is something my kids will never forget and I can assure you this will not be the last time we do this. It’s amazing how helping others helps us more.
When I look at why I’m so unhappy and depressed more now is something I discovered in a discussion with my pastor.
It’s because I’ve gotten off my daily routine with God. I’m spending less time with Him and more time on our website or social media.
Feeding the homeless did me some good because it feeds the Holy Spirit in me!
The sheep & The goats:
““When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”” Matthew 25:31-46 NIV