Monday, February 27, 2012

Good Deeds

I watched Good Deeds yesterday, and I know you have an opinion of the movie. One thing that stood out to me during the first half of the movie and Tyler Perry hit the nail when he said what I was thinking halfway into the movie (which is the catalyst for this blog post). Without giving too much away for the benefit of those who haven’t seen the movie, I’ll use us everyday people for this blog post.
Many of us (if not all of us) have talents, goals and visions for our lives. Sometimes, things in life happen that can steer us off course. They can range for multiple things. When we’re off course, the enemy loves to take our minds through the path of loneliness, or perhaps cause some people to turn away from us especially when we need someone to help us get back on track. The areas that I will be focusing on that the enemy loves to use within us are pride and isolation. In most cases, pride and isolation are used when something tragic happens to us (and then we say, we don’t need anybody’s help). It also occurs when a tragedy strikes and we bounce back, then we sing the Frank Sinatra song, I Did It MY WAY without any help! There’s one problem with that, we never do things on our own. We had help in every step of our lives. We didn’t get our jobs (or businesses) on our own, we didn’t bring a baby into this world on our own, and we didn’t get blessed by God on our own. To make it in life and hopefully life eternal, we need to get rid of that prideful spirit that we know everything, and we don’t need anybody to help me. Yes, there are boundaries that need to be set, not everybody in your circle can help you (and some will say they are helping you, when they are actually hurting you and making you feel worse off than you did). But don’t push off everyone just because of one person who hurt you when you needed help (and I need to tell myself that as well). Some people will be sent by God to help you and truly have a genuine spirit. Keep your discerning spirit on at all times.
In summary, what I’m trying to say is this: don’t be afraid to ask for help if you really need help and swallow your pride. The truth of the matter is that we all need help in some capacity. If we all had it together, we wouldn’t be on this earth. It’s my prayer that when we ask for help, that we launch onto what God has purposed in us to do and also you help someone else who needs the help that only your gift/talent can provide (under the love of God of course).