we take on too many responsibilities or too much responsibility is put on us because of other people that are in our lives. No matter how we try to avoid it, stress is a part of everyone's life.
Stress can bring out the worst in anyone. Stress can even cause sickness
in our bodies. Stress can also cause us to neglect and hurt others around
us. When there is too much going on in our lives, it is so easy to just brush
someone off because we have too much to deal with.
We feel like we don't have room in our lives for any more problems that are
not our own. We snap at our loved ones that seem to be the addition to our
stress. As irritating as it may seem, we have to watch how we treat each
other (Luke 6:31). When someone ask us for help, we shouldn't just treat
them any kind of way just because we don't want to deal with them.
It is so easy to keep doing what we are doing and ignore someone else's
needs, but is that fair? What if the one thing that they needed help with
ended up happening to us? It is important to God how we treat each other
or He wouldn't have mentioned it.
If we didn't need each other, there would only be one human on earth and
no one else. God even thought that Adam shouldn't have been alone (Genesis 2:18). God wants us to be there for each other. We all know what happened to
Job. Job lost everything he had and he didn't mistreat others (Job 1:22).
What if God caused us to lose everything we have because we refused to
help someone that we knew genuinely needed help (Psalm 115:3)? Why
should He allow us to keep what we have? If God can get someone a job
in the worst economy, surely anyone can lose everything they have at
The way you treat others may seem like it doesn't matter because you have
too much going on, but it matters a lot to God (Isaiah 55:8). Ask yourself this
one last question one last time: What If the one thing that someone asked
you to help them with (and you didn't) ended up happening to you?