Friday, February 25, 2011

Do you see?

When you talk to someone, whether it be a friend or a stranger, do you see them?  Do you see their need?  Do you see them for who they are or are you too busy thinking about what you are going to cook for dinner or if you are having a bad hair day?  People need people.  Plain and simple.  God did not create us to be alone, He created us to need each other.   For support, for love, for encouragement, for discipline, for hope, and for grace.  He wants us to engage in relationships and form attachments that challenge and support eachother.

It is so easy to get caught up in our own lives, desires, thoughts, and distractions that we miss the opportunity to meet the need of a person standing right in front of us.  Think about the people God has put in your life.  Now think about how you have met a need of theirs.  Most likely you have met only a few of their needs.  Yet each one of them has a need that you can meet.  Next time you talk to them, try to really SEE them.  See the meaning behind the words, see what their need is and then see if you can meet it. 

Let's take our eyes off of ourselves and SEE how we can help others. 


  1. This is a common thread this week. I have blogged about it twice and several of the blogs I read regularly have also blogged about it. God must really be trying to catch our attention!

    We need to be allowing God to use us as His hands and feet. We need to be open to the hurt of others. I want to be used by God to reach His world. Thanks for this encouragement!

  2. This is a great reminder. I want to see people the way God sees them.

  3. As Jenifer said, this has been a recurring theme this week and one we all need to focus on. We were put here together for a reason, and when we miss out on the chance to aid one another we're diminished as a whole.

    Have a Blessed Day!

  4. What a great post! Yes, God didn't create us to be alone. We need others and others need us. Lord, help me to stop being so self-conscious so that I may become more God-conscious. Thanks for leaving a sweet comment on my blog today! Glad to be a new follower@:)

  5. Thank you! This is such a great reminder that Jesus was always purposeful in each of His conversations and relationships. O, how I long to be more like Him!



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