Sometimes I think life just gets wound a little too tight, and we need to all step back and look outside ourselves… We need a Pick-Me-Up.
I once heard a pastor say that if you’re down in the dumps and feeling discouraged, there is an instant remedy….encourage someone else. Sounds backwards doesn’t it? We start moping or we get knocked down and the last thing we want to do is to go around making other people feel better. What kind of crazy thinking is that?! It actually works! Try it next time. And I say ‘next time’ as opposed to ‘some time’, because no matter how hard we try, we all find ourselves in that boat of despair. Discouragement is not like some pot-hole that we just fall into. It falls on us. If you want to rebuild your self, be self-less in your day, not self-ish. If it doesn’t work, feel free to write in and complain 🙂
Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, “How can I help?” That’s exactly what Jesus did. He didn’t make it easy for himself by avoiding people’s troubles, but waded right in and helped out. “I took on the troubles of the troubled,” is the way Scripture puts it. (Rom 15:2-3)