This is something I really struggle with. I absolutely dread the thought of inconveniencing or burdening other people with my needs, and when I need help, I rarely ask for it.
On the occasions that I do step out of my comfort zone to ask for help, if the person I’m speaking to hesitates for even a second, I will retract my request immediately.
“Nevermind. I’ll ask so-and-so instead. They probably won’t mind. I don’t want to inconvenience you.”
This is a problem. As followers of Yeshua, we should not be afraid to ask for help. In fact, I think we should expect that our brothers and sisters in the faith would be excited and joyful about the prospect of helping us, because that is what we are called to do. And we should be thankful that He provides His children with such opportunities to demonstrate His love through our actions.
We were designed to help each other. God made Adam and then decided that it was not good for man to be alone. That’s when He caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and fashioned Eve from one of His ribs.
Eve was created to be his helper.
YHWH is glorified through us when we live out this purpose.
Are you afraid to ask for help? Do you hesitate to help others when they ask you to?
If so, join me in this call to repentance. Let’s choose, together, to be intentional about helping others, and to pray for the courage to approach our brothers and sisters with confidence and bold expectation in our times of need!
This is day 24 in my 40 Days of Repentance series. Click here to read day 23.