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This past week my Facebook inbox has had an interesting trend. I have had over ten women asking for money to find some food to feed their children. It has been crazy. Some of the texts are almost similar: “My children have gone without food for two days, please help me get some milk, here is my number” Such texts have been there before, but last week I received quite a number. I do my best to reply and try find solutions. But the agitation on some of them is out of this world! I referred one to a church where I knew they would be given food and she called me so stingy, yet I claim to be a Christian!
I spoke to one of my friends about it and explained my dilemma. One, I don’t have two thousand shillings to give out daily to people on my inbox. Even if I had, I prefer showing you how to fish, because I will buy you milk today, but who will buy it tomorrow? Two, it’s so hard to know who is genuine and who is manipulative on social media. I fail to understand how I can afford bundles to be online yet my children haven’t eaten for two days. Three, some of them are so rude and entitled! As the conversation continued she asked me “Do you pray about it?”
That caught my attention. I was so concerned about who was real and who was fake that I forgot it’s not me they need. They are all looking for the ultimate supplier. The one who can afford to feed them daily and provide permanent solutions for them. I was challenged, I went on my Facebook inbox and started praying for them one by one. That God will meet them and supply all their needs according to His riches in glory.
There are people who will ask you for help; in fact there are those who only remember you when they need help. The question is, do you surrender them to the great provider? Yes, you are not in a position to help, but do you hand them over to the one who owns a thousand cattle on a thousand hills? Don’t be mad at them, maybe God led them to you so that you speak a blessing over them. Its not you who gives life, its not you who has the ultimate solution. Direct them to the Name that is above all other names.
In the book of Acts chapter 3, a man who was lame from birth was begging at the temple gates. Peter and John would have continued with their business because they dint have money. But they knew that the man needed more than money. In verse 6, “Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” And the man received his miracle.
Today, don’t be agitated by the beggars. Don’t feel inadequate because you don’t have what they are asking for. May God’s grace lead you into leading them to the ultimate source of life, where they will get things worth much more than silver and gold.