Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering Godâ€™s grace in its various forms. - >1 Peter 4:10
Finding a way to help others is an expression of faith. It shows that we believe in the sovereignty of God. We donâ€™tâ€™ have to wait until the pain in our life is gone, because we know God can use it for good.
Finding a way to help others requires that you ask two questions: What is God doing? and How can I get into the flow of his activity? When we ask these questions, ideas will come. And once we begin doing this, the â€˜why is this happeningâ€™ question, which once seemed so important, becomes irrelevant.
The best answer to why is always what. When we stop asking, â€œWhy has God allowed this?â€ And begin asking, â€œWhat does he want me to do with it?â€, weâ€™re ready for God to start his work in us, and that prepares us for service, and that prepares us for service.
â€œI do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.â€ - Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.