Sunday Evening Reflections: Giving Back
Serving others can be an up and down ordeal that takes you on a roller coaster ride. At times you’ll find yourself putting your heart and soul into something that no one else seems to care about. Other times people will question your motive, down talk your effort, and go out of their way to try and keep you from gaining momentum… and then there are the times where others try to steal some of your shine after they see the success of the seeds you planted.
Each of these negative reactions to your efforts serve to discourage and even make you ask the question, “why are you wasting your time trying to help?” Why are you stressing yourself out trying to give back, lift up, push forward? Wouldn’t it be easier to quit doing quit trying to help others and focus on yourself?
Truthfully, the answer depends on you, but I’ll say this: If helping others is at the core of who you are. If giving back is the purpose God sent you here with. If helping someone to stand up is the thing that brightens your day.. then no, it’s not easier to quit and focus on yourself. To put it another way, there is nothing easy about living a life that doesn’t reflect your purpose and doesn’t align with your core, and if giving back is what you were sent here to do, then there’s no way you will find happiness doing anything other than giving back.
On the other hand, if you’re giving back to impress someone or to create the false impression that you care when you don’t… then yes, focusing on yourself is probably the path for you… and that’s just being real. ~ Sean King
Have a wonderful evening and a blessed week family. May all your prayers be answered. God willing/Insha’Allah.