Exodus 17:8-13- "While the people of Israel were still at Rephidim, the warriors of Amalek attacked them. Moses commanded Joshua, “Choose some men to go out and fight the army of Amalek for us. Tomorrow, I will stand at the top of the hill, holding the staff of God in my hand.”So Joshua did what Moses had commanded and fought the army of Amalek. Meanwhile, Moses, Aaron, and Hur climbed to the top of a nearby hill. As long as Moses held up the staff in his hand, the Israelites had the advantage. But whenever he dropped his hand, the Amalekites gained the advantage. Moses’ arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. Then they stood on each side of Moses, holding up his hands. So his hands held steady until sunset. As a result, Joshua overwhelmed the army of Amalek in battle."
We all need a little help sometimes.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the process of pursuing my dream, it’s that it is hard to get started. There is red tape everywhere, and in our economy large companies (or in my case large publishers) tend to succeed more than anyone else.
Try to be intentional this week and invest in the little guy. It can be a small business you’ve always wanted to check out, or a ministry/church that is in the beginning stages. If you don’t have money, be creative and see if there is a way to donate your time instead.
There are a lot of people who are trusting God and trying to fulfill the dream he has put in their heart. Please take a moment to appreciate that, even if you haven’t stepped into your own calling yet. If you already have, then you should remember the struggle and be the first one helping someone else succeed. It’s easy to become bitter if your own life doesn’t measure up to your expectations. If that is you, try to combat that bitterness with selflessness. Take a moment to reflect and invest in someone else this week.
Disclaimer: This isn’t me asking for your money. If you want to support my ministry that’s awesome; but please don’t do it unless your heart is full of joy. The Bible is very clear about giving with a joyful heart. It’s much more fun that way, anyway.
Feel free to share your own ideas or experiences in the comments below.