A Russian proverb says, better 100 friends than 100 Roubles. Many of us actually agree with the proverb but have not fully applied it to our lives and relationships.
The good question to ask is, Who is a friend?
For the purpose of this article, we shall consider a friend to be one you can count on, one you can depend on, one who has your back whenever, wherever.
Life brings people our way and gives us opportunity to befriend them. And many times we have the possibility of doing something good for them. Something that will help them move forward in life. Now because of the capitalist nature of the world we live in, and because of the various needs we are faced with, we almost always expect them to pay us back in cash or kind almost immediately. Many times they do, other times they do not read our minds thus leaving us disappointed with them.
Wise, however, is that one who is able to sow into another man’s life and expect God to reward him. The writers call it, paying it forward.
Recently, I have seen how the very opportunity I had to be a blessing in someone’s life has brought back good in unimaginable and invaluable measure. God used the same people to come through for me.
I am therefore learning to play my part the way I can, and not expect a reward right now. I must be strong and do it as unto the Lord, knowing that if I do not directly benefit from that good deed in my life time, my kids will definitely benefit, as was in the case of David and Jonathan, where Mephibosheth was shown kindness by King David, as a direct consequence of his covenant with Jonathan.
So let’s keep doing good and using our talents and resources to make the lives of those God brings our way easier.
Cheers to the do something life!