Assistants who run away from their problems
I always bring here true stories, situations that happen in Assistant’s lives, and that others can relate to!
There is no intention to expose anyone, but to make them understand their problem. After all we are not dealing with objects, but with lives, with souls.
We are souls! And these issues are serious they involve our salvation! For this reason, we can’t cover our eyes and keep quiet.
This week I went to speak to an Assistant who I’ve been observing for a few days because I rarely saw her in the meetings, only on Sunday morning. This made me worry about the Spiritual state she was in.
When talking to her, I found out that she was facing a very delicate financial situation. As she spoke, it was clear that she didn’t see the way out of this situation, which was the reason behind not having the strength to work as an Assistant during the week.
She told me that she did everything not to get close to the people because she had no words to help those were facing the same problem she was.
She used an old excuse: How can I give something I don’t have? How I help someone if I’m facing the same problem? How can I face them?
I stared into her eyes and said: Do you know why you can’t help people, and give them the correct advice?
Unfortunately you’re not in the heat of the battle because you’re not fighting against your problem with all your might. You’re not using your faith and fighting the good fight. Instead, you have thought of yourself as someone incapable, unworthy, and a bad example to others. This is why you’ve been discouraged and have limited your performance in the work of God. But, worst of all, instead of finding the solution your difficulties have grown bigger and bigger. That’s the reason for your weakness, for your lack of courage to go to the people!
I also told her: Do you think you that just because you’re an Assistant you won’t have any problems? You are very much mistaken! We’re always going to have problems!
Your biggest problem is you, because you let yourself be dominated by adverse situations and you don’t assume your faith. And all this because you haven’t placed your spiritual life in first place, because when it’s in first place everything else will follow.
Assistants, if you find that yourself in the same situation, then let’s make it clear that the only thing that can make you feel “incapable” to the point you feel weak is if your living in sin, because they stain your conscience and automatically block your faith. But, problems on the other hand, are necessary and when we look at them as opportunities they make us more dependent of God.
I ended our conversation by telling her that the choice was entirely hers, either she uses the spiritual weapons to overcome her problem or her problems will overcome and embarrass her. The weapons that I’m talking about are not only prayer and fasting, but mostly you must be vigilant to the reactions you have to these types of situations, because the biggest difficulty is to overcome yourself!
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