Not the Reuben sandwich but the Reubens
The ones who will stand between your enemies and last breath
The ones who will so subtly fight for you
The ones who will forward your name for the promotion
The ones who will slide the positive remarks in
They may not fight lions
Or walk between seas
But they care enough to be uncomfortable when you are
Reuben, one of Jacob’s sons was responsible for preserving Joseph’s life
When the swords were up
Armed and ready to kill
He calmed them down
So calmly and peacefully
He fought for his brother’s life
And planned on saving him from the well when the rest were gone
I am in a position to be a Reuben right now
At work, church, family etc
But I’m I utilizing it? I’m I taking action?
Do I fight for that one colleague that everyone seems to not like?
Do I stand for the cousin that doesn’t seem to fit in
Will I at least calm battles for the secluded while risking my reputation?
Or do I opt for the easy way out – Silence and blending in?
It’s time to rise up and be Reubens.
Risk to be uncomfortable.
Risk to be unliked.
Risk to be secluded from the group.
Risk it for another person.
After all, that person is God’s child.
So, it’s worth it in the end.
Dear Lord, give me boldness to speak up when it’s the most uncomfortable. Give me vision to see what you see. To see your grand picture. Give me strength to stand up and risk it all without counting it as a loss but as a blessing. I am here for a purpose and for such a time as this. I can stir up change!