My mind is stuck. My heart is stuck. My thought process is stuck. My actions are stuck. I'm basically hub-deep in my own mire right now. And I've really only digested Chapters 1 and 2. Someone send me a tow line please.
Phase One: Breaking Down, page 7, was my first spin out in the mire. And I started sinking from there: "Why did I spend all my time blessing blessed people who should be on the giving side of the equation by now?"
I totally do that. Lord, help me.
I read that sentence a week ago and I still seem to ponder it in my heart daily, if not hourly. Why? Is there something to it that I can't see yet? Is there something to it that I don't want to see? I'm going with the latter.
I've come up with some pretty human answers to the question she posed
- It's easier
- It's safer
Um...yeah, that's all I got. I told you I was stuck. And herein lies my stuck-ness: How do I change it? How do I go beyond what the world and the flesh think of as doing good and get into what God wants from me?
So what I discovered is that this is best and only answered by God Himself. In His Word. By His Word. And His Word says that I am to do for 'the least of these.' Not 'the blessed of these,' not 'the Christian of these,' not' the religious of these', not 'the ones who can give back when I need it of these.'
The least of these.
Just who are 'the least of these' anyway? I have a feeling that my list will be long but not exhaustive. And in it will be the ones who my God will be asking me to help. To serve. To bless. And because He wants it, I will do it.
I know that in following Him I will become unstuck. But more than that, I will be.
Care to join me in serving 'the least of these?'