2 Kings 4:3-6
3 Elisha said, “Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few. 4 Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.”
5 She left him and shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring. 6 When all the jars were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another one.”
But he replied, “There is not a jar left.” Then the oil stopped flowing.
When a person is asking for help, have them work with other people. A prideful person will not accept this plan of action, they will prefer to do it on their own. Being a leader means you are learning as you are teaching and guiding. As a leader always look to collect data that will help you help others.
When a person has hit hopelessness, do not overload them with all the details. Give them specific instructions for them to accomplish. You can explain the why behind the what once they have a sense of accomplishment.
Hopelessness mixed with pride will block logic and rational thinking. Helping people out of this state takes patience and love.
Do you have a desire to see the best in others? Then it is worth the effort!