We may be quite happy for and even proud of being pretty, smart, wealthy, athletic, musical, ... But have we stopped to consider whether we deserve to be such? And why we are given so much?
Jesus said, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”[Luke 12:48]
What we have now is not really ours to keep, it is merely entrusted to us - for a purpose. And one day we have to give an account on what we have been entrusted with. Sometimes I shudder to think what God is going to demand from those who are “filthy” rich, so to speak.
So the real question is: what do we do with what we have been given - whether it be wealth, beauty, wisdom, health, musical talent, athletic talent, ...?
When we see someone in need, instead of asking: why doesn’t God do something about it? - perhaps we should ask ourselves: what can I do about it? Sometime it does not really take a lot to improve another person’s life. But do we care enough to lend a hand?