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I used to wonder why it seemed like I constantly ran into people who needed my help.
People in crisis, or having problems, always seemed to gravitate toward me.
It was very rewarding to help them — but often, it was also very difficult.
And stressful, expensive, frightening, and time-consuming.
So, more than once, I prayed and asked God, “Why do I constantly find myself in the middle of other people’s problems?”
After a long time, the Holy Spirit answered, telling me, “If you’re a strong man or woman of God, God will put you into situations that require a strong man or woman of God.”
It’s as simple as that.
A restaurant owner doesn’t wonder, “Why do people keep coming here, expecting to be fed?”
A doctor doesn’t wonder, “Why is my office always filled with sick people?”
Likewise, a Christian shouldn’t be surprised to find themself in difficult situations where God wants something to be done.
It’s easy to say — or to sing songs that say — that we love and care about people. It can be a lot harder to actually love and care about them enough to do something to help them.
But that’s why God created us — to love and serve Him by loving and serving others.
So, if we aren’t loving and serving others, then we aren’t loving and serving God, and our words mean nothing.
On the other hand, when you find yourself “in the middle of someone else’s problem,” rejoice. God put you into that difficult situation because He trusts you to help the people in that situation, as His representative.
In other words, a new position has just been created, and your Boss has decided that you’re the best person for the job.
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