​IN TIMES OF NEED…

I was in need.
But instead of helping me

I helped you. 

I did because I realized 

Your need was greater than mine.

But did that erase my own needs?

No, it delayed my own needs being met. 

It’s called sacrifice, fellow feeling.

Being Christian, maybe.  

But after your needs got met

You forgot to “help me help me”.

Somehow you forgot that sometimes 

Unmet needs produce more needs.

So eventually my needs did increase. 

Maybe I did mention my needs at a point.

Maybe I never did.

But somehow I thought you will just know

One good turn deserves another.

Maybe I thought you knew

How unwise it is not to return a help.

I thought you knew

Not keeping to a promise creates unsavoury reputation 

And breaks the beautiful chain 

Of being a blessing to others.

Maybe I got it all wrong.

Maybe I should have just rather helped me. 

But by not helping me help me, 

You have now created in me

A fear of helping others. 

But no, others we must continue to help

Because it’s our Christian duty to.

And our defaulters we must forgive.
©Mark Gadogbe (McApple), 2016

Marriage & Personal Development Author 

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2 thoughts on “​IN TIMES OF NEED…

  1. Wow, I like. Too many selfish people out there frustrating our goodwill heart. May we never resist doing good by His grace.

    One thing I have come to learn is never to expect when helping others. I just do my part and move on.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Wow. Thanks a bunch debs.
      My sentiments exactly!
      We need so much grace to continue in our good works.
      The advice is very worthwhile. Thanks for sharing your lessons on helping others.
      God bless!

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