Ask for Help When You Need It!
I’m not sure why it happens, but sometimes when we most need help…we tend to NOT ask for it!
Whether it’s pride that keeps us from asking, fear of what others may think of us, or stubborn insistence on doing it all ourselves… sometimes we forget we need to observe limits and be honest about we can and cannot do.
Now onto today’s inspiration…
“I’ve learned from experience that it is wise to set proper limits and margins. It is a sign of strength, not weakness. Asking for help is a good thing to do, also. God has placed certain people in each of our lives to help us. If we do not receive their help, we become frustrated and overworked, and they feel unfulfilled because they are not using their gifts. You cannot be all things to all people all the time. You have legitimate needs.
It is not wrong to need help and ask for it. However, it is wrong to need help and be too proud to ask for it. Many people either complain all the time about what they are expected to do, or they end up falling apart emotionally and physically because they won’t let anyone help them do anything. They don’t think anyone is as qualified for the job as they are.
It is easy to think you are more important than you actually are. Learn to delegate. Let as many people help you as possible. If you do, you will last a lot longer and enjoy yourself a lot more.”
–Joyce Meyer in “New Day New You”
I can relate to this one all too well; it seems like frustration and overworking are my main strategies. And I can confess that I often neglect to ask for help when I really could use it.
So What Are YOUR Thoughts?
Do you push yourself to the limit and beyond?
Are you comfortable asking for help when you need it?