“I need help”
- Those are the words that helped me recover my health when I was 60 pounds overweight.
- Those are the words that helped me face moral failure in my life.
- Those are the words that brought me to faith in Christ.
- Those are the words that brought healing when I was drifting mentally, spiritually, and physically.
Those are the words that have saved
- broken marriages
- men and women facing depression, and
- people facing spiritual darkness
So why are we afraid to say them? Because we believe these lies.
- I will look weak
- I will lose respect
- I can do it by myself
- I don’t need anybody
Do you remember when your child came to you and said, I need help? There was no disrespect or feeling that your child was weak. Their request indicated a willingness to learn and grow. It was a sign of maturity and trust.
My mom used to say, “Don’t talk with your mouth full.” The fact is you CAN’T talk with your mouth full, especially if it is full of pride.
Until one swallows their pride they cannot say “I need help!”
If the CEO in last week’s post had asked her workers and associates for help she would have discovered a wealth of information that could have helped save her company. Think of how empowered her team would have felt. Imagine the possibilities that could have arisen from the synergy of the group and the admiration her team would have had for her management.
Had the performer been willing to say, I need help he might have had a chance to salvage both his personal life and his public career. Look at all the fallen “stars” today who refused to ask for or receive help.
How many marriages end unnecessarily because no one asks for help until it is too late.
On the contrary – Only the strong can say, “I need help.” Only the wise say it early and often.
Those who ask for the help of a wise and loving God and take advantage of the strength, wisdom and experience of others live life to its fullest potential.
What has been your experience with asking for help? And how do you respond when someone asks you for help?