The Grace to Lift Others

Curious Cecilia. Six month old Cecilia is carefully observing the crowds in front of her outside an office in Juba this morning. She’s watching people line-up and listening to the excited chatter. Today’s payday and plans on how the $45 US will be spent are quickly being shared.“I’m going to buy cooking oil and salt. A lot of it. I’m going to buy it, then break it up into small bags and resell it,” says Cecilia’s mom Helen Akong. “I’ll use some of the money to pay for school fees too.”Helen has been attending skills training where she’s learning how to set up a small business through a World Vision and World Food Programme Cash for Training project. The classes run for six months and each month participants receive $45 to cover their needs. Helen says the project helps people “learn business skills so that money doesn’t end completely.”Helen likes the Cash for Training project – which was set up to help vulnerable families cover their needs and to combat hunger – “because is gives us money to make our own choices.”

Corinthians 12:8-9 Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Message

The light you carry is not for you in light, but for those in the dark. Every opportunity in life is not always a self-benefit or accomplishment like many perceive. It is actually for the benefit of others.
However, it is sad to know that many people may push you down. As long as you are trying to rise beyond the normal or reasonable in their eyes of understanding.

Amazingly, you do not have to be bothered much about the way people perceive you. Because God in His own amazing way, will strengthen you in your weakness. And as you wake, you will rise up like the eagle and sour in the grace that brings you to the level of peace.

Remember, the right way for grace to work in your life, is to be lifter of others.