Grumbling: I don’t have time to help you! You’re so weak!
We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
Romans 15:1 KJV
You know what? I get it…well the first part anyway.
When I started being an accountability partner for a few men I had time. But then as I started sharing more…well more and more people reached out.
And with that came less time for other stuff. I had to learn to prioritize my time. Emergencies first. Kids second and then everyone else.
I would always tell them IF you need me call. So if I was with my kids and I answered the phone they knew it was important and played quietly.
We are told in James 5:16 to confess our faults one to another…
In 1 Thessalonians 5:11 we called to comfort and edify each other.
What would happen though if you needed someone?
Would they listen to you when you would not lend an ear?
Would they pray for your temptation to become weaker even though you never prayed for them for lack of time?
I venture to say that they would make the time because they understand where you are at and what it feels like for someone to say…sorry I’m too busy…or the cliche…just pray harder.
Be there for your brother and sisters!
Don’t let them lose heart!