“The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it” Proverbs 10:22, NKJV.
Here is understanding that can help you in life, if you receive it:
Some people aren’t ready to change.
Some people don’t want your help.
If you can understand these two things, you will save yourself plenty of heartaches. You are wired to fix things, to help things grow, to make things better. You would probably bend over backward if you knew someone needed your help. But what do you do when they don’t want it? As frustrating as it can be, you must make a decision to MOVE FORWARD AND LIVE YOUR LIFE.
There is no sense in exerting all of your time and energy, and spending all of your money on someone that doesn’t care anything about their own well-being. You can bring a horse to the water, but you cannot force it to drink. So many women are deeply depressed today because they gave everything to someone that could care less. They bought cars, houses, clothes and shoes for someone that didn’t want their help. Now their credit is all messed up and the man is gone out the door, the person is gone back on the streets, the relative ended up right back in jail, and the friend went right back to the abusive man. When will we ever learn!? Thank God you are wired the way you are my sister, but you must know when to back off and let God do the fixing. Let Him do the changing and let Him make the spiritual adjustments that you can’t see. Bless them, encourage them and yes, pray for them, but you go on and live your life! Go on and fulfill every iota of God’s plan for your life. Put all of your energy, time and focus on making yourself better so God can use you in a powerful way.
Now let’s pray: Wow, Lord. You know how to get my attention. I needed this word today. I have found myself trying to help people that do not want to help themselves. It’s frustrating and tiring. I give it all to You, and I place my confidence in You. Only You can give them what they truly need. Only You can change them from the inside out. Help them to see Your light and understand Your love for them. Strengthen me. Replenish me. Restore what I gave away out of good intentions, and help me to move forward and live to the full. In Jesus name, Amen.