I am naturally empathetic. I want to fix the world’sproblem. Whenever I hear an issue, the next thing that comes to my mind is about fixing that issue. I will do anything I can to help. If you are like me, you will understand what I mean. Seeing people struggle hurts me deeply. I remember my husband advising me to apply wisdom in giving to charity because if you leave me to it, I will spend all my money in donating to every charity advertisement that comes up on TV. Despite being one of the best things I love about myself, it also comes with the not so good part.
Recently I started analysing how much I invest into people emotionally. I hate not seeing people through to the end and this has costs me greatly. It has cost me my time and peace.
I am not Jesus Christ. I am not the answer to everyone’s problem. I will crash if I am because I wasn’t designed for that task.
If you can relate, we need to change. It’s ok to show empathy and help others. However it shouldn’t cost us our peace. If we are always attending to everything, we won’t have enough to fulfil destiny. We need to know the task we’ve been called to tackle and be willing to accept that we can’t help everyone because our resources are limited.
As you are looking after everyone, it’s important to also ask yourself who is looking after you. Do you have enough to water your vineyard or have you given away everything including yourself?