Friday, August 3, 2018

Seek To Put Others First

What are you struggling with today? Do you have someone that you trust enough to share with?

I have always longed for a close friend. That "bff" that I can share everything with. The person that I go to when I am sad and say, "Hey, I am feeling blue today." And no matter what, she is there to listen. Oh, and she does not judge, either.

I have been feeling down for several days now. Honestly,  I am not sure what is the cause. I will go as far as to say that I pick up on other people's moods. T was on call over the weekend and dealing with a bit of stress. I picked up those feelings and they became mine.

So what do you do when you feel alone and depressed?

In my ideal world, my "bff" would check in on me, just like she had a sense that something was wrong with me.

What I am learning to do is to put others first. When I am feeling blue, I reach out to someone else that I have not heard from in a while to see how she is doing. Then when I hear back from her, it brightens my day.

3 Reasons To Put Others First 

1. It takes the focus off of self. 

Putting someone first means that you are focused on her needs and not thinking about yourself.

2. It will help you to feel a little better. 

By taking the time to check in on someone, who you have not heard from in a while, you are doing for her what you long for someone to do for you. When she responds back to you, it will change the outlook of your day.

3. It is biblical. 

Philippians 2:3 NIV Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,

Romans 12:10 NIV 

Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.


Dear Father,  thank You for always being with me. Father, help me to remember the importance of being devoted to those that I love. If someone is important to me, help me to make them a priority, Father, according to Your will. Thank You so much for the blessing of loved ones and friendship. In Jesus' name, Amen.

On Making And Keeping Friends

What do you do when you feel alone and depressed?
Do you have someone that you trust enough to share with?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nor do I work in the medical field. The tips that I have listed are what have helped me in the past. I hope that they might help you as well.

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