One of the things we are trying to teach our daughters is instant obedience. Whenever someone in authority asks you to do something, you do it (of course, we are also teaching them how to discern truth from lies and to filter every decision through the Bible). I often find myself telling C to “listen quicker” meaning she is slow in doing what she is asked.
As humans, we often look for any and every excuse possible to get out of doing something we don’t want to do. That is part of our fallen sin nature. We also don’t like to be inconvenienced. Sometimes, when our neighbor asks us to help in some way, it interferes with our plans for the day. Be a neighbor. Help them.
Proverbs 3:28: “If you can help your neighbor now, don’t say, ‘Come back tomorrow, and then I’ll help you.’”
What do you do when someone else’s needs get in the way of your plans? Who can you help today?