As a result of the difficulties in your own life, have you backed off from serving others?
Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of His love. (JOHN 13:1)
What enormous needs do you have? What crisis are you facing? As a result of the difficulties in your own life, have you backed off from serving others? Maybe you’ve lost touch to the extent you don’t even know the needs of those around you, perhaps including those in your own home.
Isn’t it amazing how pain and pressure can so totally preoccupy our attention they make us completely self-centered? Jesus, on the night He was betrayed, when He knew His time had come to go to the Father, sat with His disciples and showed them His love. Then He washed their feet.
There couldn’t have been a more inconvenient time for Jesus to serve others — but He did!
Serve others even when it isn’t convenient. It’s one secret to overcoming the problems in your own life.