It is not easy to step into someone's situation (get involved) and save a life. When you see someone in tears, frustrated, angry, or sad, you could easily just walk by them. You could very easily be so focused on yourself, your drowning moments and not notice the chaos going on around you.
May God bless those earthly lifeguards who are risking their lives to save someone from drowning.
Taking the time out of your day to listen is meaningful. You do not get that time back.
While taking the time to listen, your spirit will get splashed with tears, frustration, anger, or sadness. If you are not careful, it can pull you in and drown you.
When you take the time to listen, do it from your heart, you may not get appreciation or a thank you in return. It may slip someone's mind with all the individual's going through, so don't take it personally.
When you take the time to listen, please don't think the person is trying to drown you as well. Excuse the splashes that fall onto your spirit. They are happy someone cared enough to be a lifeguard that day.
Father, thank You for my earthly lifeguards that You put in my path to assist me from drowning. Thank You for caring enough about me to have provisions in place. Father, clean my splashes off their spirits so it doesn't weigh them down. Father, extend an extra portion of favor and blessings their way for not leaving me behind and fulfilling the purpose you had for them on the day they extended their hand out to me. In Jesus' name, amen.
" I have been an earthly lifeguard, and I have needed a few as well." - Alston Shropshire