Needing help is one thing, asking for help is a whole other animal.
i can admit i need help. We all need help. i can’t move the couch by myself. i need someone to help me. There are way too many things that need to get done around the house, and the more people helping, the quicker things will go.
i want help, i like recieving help. i admit i need help. But i don’t like asking for help.
There are a couple things with this
1. i want people to offer me help.
i want people to notice or sense i am struggling and come along side of me. This is my ideal- that i am known and understood.
2. i am too prideful to ask for help. Admitting need is one thing, admitting weakness entirely different. And when i am forced to ask for help, i have to show weakness.
Does anyone else feel what i’m feeling?
Maybe this is why it is hard for people to accept Christ.
And maybe this is why people don’t develop initmacy with other people. We’re too proud to ask others to help. Resentment builds… on both ends…
i think i need to learn to ask for help more often instead of assuming people will. And i need to ask for help more often to show i need people. i need to ask for help more as to let people into my life.
And i also want to offer help more. Instead of waiting for people to come to wits end.
And when i say help, it could be physical, it’s also emotional help, and relational help and spiritual help…