God helps those who help themselves” is an old authentic saying. It carries the message of self-help. Those who help themselves are surely helped by the Lord. Those who want others to work for them often suffer One who is ready to do everything himself makes others do everything for you efficiently and generously. The habit of self-help takes a person from one success to another He never fails and his every mission is accomplished His face always shines in glory.
He who looks to others always for some favour or the other, can never get self-confidence. He is dependent on others. He is a handicap. He is crippled. He lacks conviction. He is wanting in every job. The wheel of his life is always jammed, never moving. If others come to his help, only then is he able to break the sod, otherwise his progress is stationary, never in the gear. To keep the wheel of life always moving and in time, it is essential to be self-supporting, standing on one’s own feet. Why wait for crutches and other’s support?
By self-help we mean helping one-self with one’s own hands, utilizing all resources, at one’s command. One can move mountains single handedly if one has the aptitude and courage. There are people who by their constant toil and effort obtain all the comforts of life, wealth, properties, business, power and everything. They call themselves, “self-made”. And there are others who are not able to make proper use of all the available resources and wealth left for them by their parents. They, simply by lacking initiatives, ruin the empire inherited by them and end in shambles.
Self-help is a reward in itself. It is always accompanied by a satisfaction which keeps them always upright and going.