What really matters

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This weekend wrapped up a fundraising party given for us by a friend. I did a lot of promoting it online and spent time making crafts to sell at the party as well. So I thought that this week I would catch up on my to do list. Not so far. I have done some of it but life gets in the way. 

My cousin, who is more like a sister, had a medical emergency on Monday. As luck would have it her mother was out-of-town and her husband was at his first day of school. She called me and asked “Are you busy?” I was but nothing that can’t wait another day. Needless to say I am very glad I took the time to help her with her request because it ended up that she needed more than a ride some where and I am so glad that I was available.

It is so easy to get wrapped up in our own lives and to overlook the situations of others. I still feel like I am behind in my to do list. But even though my to do list may be long, it is not what really matters. People and our relationships are what really matter.

Galatians 6:9-10  Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

Philippians 2:3-4  Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.  Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 

Whatever is going on in your life, make sure that you don’t overlook the needs of others. Sometimes a simple ride to the store or doing a small favor for someone can make a huge difference. As a Christian, I know that God has called me to show His love to others, and there is no better way to do this than to make time to listen to a friend or help someone in need. I am not saying I always do this or make the right decision in every situation but it is my goal. I challenge you to make it your goal today.

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