I live in Florida, so the saying “when it rains, it pours” makes a lot of sense. Seldom do we ever get just a gentle sprinkling for more than just a couple of minutes. Usually it becomes a gushing downpour that doesn’t usually last long. But in that time, it’s torrential.
In the heat of summer, those respites of rain are welcome, but the aftermath of flooding can cause major problems.
What’s necessary to avoid that is a good drainage system.
Kind of like with the showers of blessings in our lives.
If all we’re doing is letting the flood of good things come down on us without having any outlet, our lives will look like the swelled streams and overflowing banks. All that water really should go somewhere it can do some good.
When we are in our rainy season, and places like California are in a drought or experiencing devastating fires, we wish that we could take some of that rain and send it their way. But with weather, that’s not possible.
But it’s possible with the wealth of resources or time or emotion that we can give to someone in need.
Certainly let it rain on you, but then share the wealth with those around you.
Find yourself with time on your hands? Volunteer to help where it’s needed.
Get an unexpected bonus at work? Give a portion to a worthy cause.
Finding yourself overflowing with joy? Share that emotional energy with someone who could use a friend.
When it rains on you, pour out on others.
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Rain ain’t nuthin’ but wet.
And what we lose in the fire, e’ll find in the ashes.
#1 ar FMF this week.
Thanks, Andrew. Rain is wet, but gives life. But so is ash good for growth. Something to think about!
Hi Steph – I really like the point you’ve made here: that we need that “drainage system” in our lives so that we share the good things we receive with others in need. I appreciated reading this; thanks!
Jeannie (#39 in the linkup this week)
Thanks, Jeannie. Can’t let ourselves get bloated!