By Yolanda K. Edwards
Hebrews 2:18 – Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
Jesus sacrificed His time and potential damage of His character and witness while being tempted in the wilderness. In order to relate to others that God has assigned specifically to you to help or to be a blessing to as they struggle through specific situations, sometimes YOU might have to be the sacrifice.
We can only sympathize with people who are facing struggles that we have not ourselves experienced. We can’t relate to them because we don’t know anything about their struggle. However, having experienced it ourselves, allows us to be genuine in helping them and puts us in a better place to make an emotional connection because we’ve walked in their shoes.
Something to think about: Previously experiencing their struggle becomes your testimony because you’ve also witnessed Gods, dominion, power, authority, His glory and His saving grace as you came out victorious on the other side.
Prayer Starter: Lord, thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice for me. I know life isn’t always easy and that I will have to make some sacrifices along the way. All I ask is the you make those sacrifices count so that I can intern be a blessing to someone else, understanding that as you use me to bless others, that I too receive blessing from you…
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