Amongst some other things I have passion for, I love to help others. I love to do anything I can to help another person, many times I have done so at my own inconvenience.
I also know several other people who would help some others whether or not it is convenient, people who would go all out and out of their ways to help others and put a smile on their faces. People who are passionate about others in need.
God has called us to help one another, He knows every man needs some man, He puts those in need in our way so we can help and also puts those who would help us in our path.
There is the tendency for us to expect those whom we have helped to stay indebted to us. We expect them to treat or respond to us in a certain way because we rendered or are rendering help to them. When they do not respond to us the way we expect, when they do not help us in return, we get disappointed and angry.
When we do anything for anyone we should do it as unto The Lord without expecting that same person to favour us back, God can use anyone to help us if He needs to. That way we will not enslave the people we a have helped with our expectations of them.
The Control Desire
Some people also would want to control the recipients of their help. Just because they have assisted them, they want to run their lives and make them do exactly what they want them to do.
With No Strings Attached
We should help people sincerely without any string attached, out of genuine and selfless love not with hopes of what we want back from them.
Helping some one does not make us lord over them. We should help without trying to make them our slaves for life. Helping should be motivated by love and love does not control.
When we help in this way then we have done acceptable service unto God, we have done it to God, our reward is with Him, and He is a faithful rewarder.
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matthew 25:40
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Colossians 3:17
So what do you say? Do you think we should enslave people just because we helped them?
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