Tuesday, November 25, 2014

When Rejected By Those You Assisted

Have you ever assisted or bailed out someone and when your turn came they walked away?

The state of being rejected in your time of need by those you gave a hand is tough. If it has happened to you, that is a real hard experience to go through.

However hold on, you are not alone. I presume you have forgotten those 10 lepers that Jesus healed and only one came back to say thank you. Out of 10 just one came back! (Luke 17:11 - 17)

You are not alone, remember Joseph of the bible? While in jail he helped interpret a disturbing dream of a fellow prisoner. Joseph asked him for a favor in return which the man did not honor. (Gen: 40:14 & 23)

So there you go, this is not unusual. Even great people have had those experience too. Their experiences are laid down so that we can learn from them and be comforted in such times.  

It is possible to have sympathized with someone in their time of need and when your turn came they looked the other side. It’s human to expect assistance from those you assisted in your time of need. But it doesn’t always happen.

This experience can be mentally and emotionally devastating. It can lower your self-esteem a great deal and kill your willingness to help others in their time of need.

It is advisable that once you assist someone you should forget and expect nothing in return. Help and favor come from the God. 

God will see you through your daily activities. God who sees in secret good will come to your aid
Don’t give up any assistance to others in the future because you were let down. Don’t lose heart. Forgive and let go.

Over to you reader is, have you ever had such experience, what was your reaction and what did you do. What other advice can you give to someone undergoing similar challenge?

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