Equipping Kingdom Women to Occupy

Lessons from the kitchen:

Last night as I was putting together this mean I go to thinking on the following.

I’ve recently met several good-hearted people who are willing to give the shirt from their backs to help others. However, they are resentful when this altruistic deed is not repaid.

Loving others begins with loving and treating oneself.

Others will not be compelled to act if they see us putting ourselves last and never taking care of our needs. We must understand that the journey of self-love is not selfish; rather, it is a mandate from Jesus himself. “And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself,” Matthew 22:39.

It’s about finding value in doing small things for ourselves, like cooking a simple meal but going out of our way to plate it nicely.

Allow me to present something interesting. Could it be that we dislike giving of our time, energy, effort, finances, and so on because we have neglected ourselves?

You offer your back shirt because you see someone shivering. The problem is you don’t have another one, and now you’re freezing. The folks you helped now have ten shirts, but they see you shivering and have no spare for you. Is that something you’ve seen before?

I’d like to draw your attention to this scripture.

(KJV) Acts 11:29-30:

“Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea: Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.”

Give to the best of your ability. Depleting yourself in all areas of life without a mechanism to replenish can make you resentful.

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