You can mean well in your intent to do a good thing, extend a helping hand, or expound a kind gesture, only to be completely rejected by the one, in which, you sought out to comfort. What an outrageous thing that, apparently, there’s a great chance your good intentions may be perceived motivated by a desire of wanting something back in return. You don’t have to have a hidden agenda, but there may still be those who’ll believe that you do.
The truth is this: Certain folks will believe a lie even though the truth is standing boldly before them, with obviousness, I might add. I’ve learned this the hard way. It is probably likewise that you have to, when it is just in our hearts to go out of the way to assist others, but it often goes unnoticed, unappreciated, or worse of all—unaccepted.
How much more would we be willing to do if only we were noticed, appreciated, or best of all—accepted?
Who wouldn’t want their good deeds taken at face value without the questioning of their motives?
Here’s another truth that goes as follows: We can go completely out of our way, give our very last dime, use every bit of our energy, waste every minute of our time, and worry ourselves senseless, but we can not make people notice, appreciate, or accept our good deed. Somewhere among the rejection, lies this spoken about punishment that King David mentioned.
We can’t force another to accept our act of kindness as a heart-filled sentiment any more than we can make them view us as the caring and loving person we truly are. Yeah, it’s frustrating and make us want to give up on such deeds altogether, but who’s in control here? They win if they can cause such a negative affect in us. We were called not to conform, but to transform, that includes the purviews of those we interact with daily. We impact our situations and circumstances by our own purview, and not vice versa.
“No good deed goes unpunished,” right?! Well, I tell you, “No good deed goes unnoticed!”
For, it is written, “our God sees—all!”
Remember, if someone can change your heart, than they can change your mind. It really doesn’t matter, in the end, if we’re rejected by the one we truly only meant to help. We can’t let the bad experience keep us from doing good deeds unto others. This is where our faith takes the upper hand. Continue to show your faith by your good deeds. You’re in Christ Jesus—so, remember that. Continue to fight the good fight and keep the faith. You are blessed, sentimental one, in Jesus’ name.
“This means that God’s holy people must endure persecution patiently, obeying His commands and maintaining their faith in Jesus. And I heard a voice from heaven saying, ‘Write this down: Blessed are those who die in the Lord from now on. Yes, says the Spirit, they are blessed indeed, for they will rest from their hard work; for their good deeds follow them!’ ” —Revelation 14:12-13