Be a Helper Not a Hater

Galatians 6:2
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

I remember a scene, in the first Harry Potter movie, where Harry, Ron, and Hermione went searching for the sorcerer’s stone. They had to get past several barriers placed along the way to get to it.

Each barrier seemed to play into one character’s skill set. The first one was a man eating plant. Hermione used her cleverness and remembered studying about it in class. She was able to defeat it and the trio moved on to the next spot.

This brought our heroes to a room full of flying keys and a locked exit door. Seeing a broom, Harry quickly figured he could use his excellent seeker skills from quidditch to catch the key. It took very little effort on his part and they were soon off to the next adventure. 

A giant game of Wizards Chess was set up in the next room. It was no question at all as to who would defeat this puzzle. Ron was an expert at the game and used his skill set to move Harry on to find the stone.

Each person brought his or her skill set to solve a problem together. We as Christians are also gifted different skills. It is when we stop competing with each other and learn to work together that we grow and move on. 

We have to learn that no one can ever be us! I am who I am. I am the best me that can be me. I am unique. I have my own set of strengths and weaknesses. Instead of trying to be like someone else, I need to use my skill sets to help others. Then, when I need help I need to humbly ask for it.

We were never meant to travel through life alone. We were always meant to partner with each other and help each other. We have been called to carry each other’s burdens, and in this way  you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2).

Helping hand


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