Promoting Word Study
You know it is incredibly difficult to be blessed. I know you don’t think so. The idea that, it is hard to be rich in any area of life, is difficult seems like a laughable idea. But if you think about it you will realize that it takes a confidence and a boldness that without balance will take a person out. Let me ask you a question?
Have you ever been fit while someone else like a daughter or mother struggles with being overweight? Have you ever been healthy while your significant other is sick? Have you ever had money and your brother is poor? Now at first you want to offer your help. You offer to workout with them. You introduce them to other people who would stare them in a direction of benefit. Maybe you join a gym in hopes that they will follow trying to be a good example. But they never follow.
Then you yell and scream and curse. You decide that you will have nothing more to do with them. They just won’t listen. All the while, inside you are offended. You are hurting. It is hard to be around them. You feel guilty. You may even get involved in self-sabotage as a result. I mean, why should we enjoy the comforts of being blessed if the people around us aren’t as blessed. It is true then what the bible says in Mark 10:25 KJV, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.”
It is so hard that there is a term for being blessed in spite of others choices. Therapists call it survivor’s guilt. It is defined as a deep feeling of guilt often experienced by those who have survived some catastrophe that took the lives of many others; derives in part from a feeling that they did not do enough to save the others who perished and in part from feelings of being unworthy relative to those who died according to thefreedictionary.com. Did you catch that last part? Survivor’s guilt derives in part from a feeling that they did not do enough to save the others who perished and in part from feelings of beings unworthy relative to those who died.