"Don't feel bad if people only remember you when they need you. Feel privileged that you are like a candle that comes to their mind when there is darkness."
I love this quote, and it changed me. I find truth in the simple sentence.
Prior to reading the quote I had a different outlook on those kind of people. Countless times the same people would call, and I would think, "Great, wonder what they need?" Usually, they needed something when they called. Their call didn’t make me feel privileged. Most of the time I felt angry. Resentment welled up inside me. Why do they only call when they have a need or a problem? I thought. I wouldn’t mind as much if they wanted to be a part of my life on a regular basis and not just when a need arose. I hadn’t seen that by meeting their worldly needs I might have the opportunity to guide them to someone who could meet their spiritual needs.
God put the quote before me to soften my heart and change my perspective. What a gift that someone thought of me first when they needed help. Not in their moments of celebration but in their moments of need. What a compliment that they knew when tough times came, I would be there and willing to help.
This caused me to think of someone I don't always call on when things are going well—but He is the first person I turn to when things don’t go smoothly: Jesus. He can be easily neglected when I am busy, happy, or carefree. But when I have a need or problem, He’s the first one I turn to.
Jesus never rejects us. He is always there when we call upon Him—and without judgment, waiting with open arms and thankful to be our candle.
Let Jesus be the bright candle you turn to in the good and in the bad times.
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Thank you for sharing the quote and your devotion, Cassie. Your devotion has definitely changed my perspective on those who turn to me for help. Blessings to you.
I love this my dear friend! It just made me look at so many situations completely differently! I sure needed it. Adding that quote to my list of favorites!💜