We can become vulnerable to injuries when it comes to sports, work, construction, play, recreation like riding a bike or even climbing a mountain. I find that in our world of independence and individualism we tend take pride in trying to figure things out ourselves, or we try to get healed on our own.
For some of us we have perfectionist tendencies and would rather do it or fix things ourselves because, “it will get done right” (Ya right!).
Even as leaders, teachers, coaches, or parents we have a hard time delegating authority because you may think you have to be in control all the time. Remember, it’s okay to ask for help. When I was paralyzed from the waist down as a teenager, I had a hard time asking for help. It was my own pride that was limiting me. I discovered later that I had a difficult time accepting my own fate and I was angry with myself more than anyone else. I didn’t blame anyone not even God. I needed the help of doctors, nurses, physical therapist, family, and friends etc. I also needed God, but felt He was so distant. I was building my own barriers.
When we lose our independence, God has a way of humbling us to rely more on Him rather than ourselves. It’s not only okay to ask for help, but it is healthy to receive help, whatever our circumstances may be. Besides, the people in our lives want to bless us and we must learn to be humble and accept the help we need.
Rather than be tight fisted or have your arms crossed over. Open yours arms and hands and raised them up toward heaven and ask the Lord to help you. He will and God will send the right people your way.
“He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint”.
Isaiah 40:29-31 NLT
“Humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you”.
1 Peter 5:6-7 NLT
Have a great weekend my friend!