We need each other.
That's the focus of my post today and the focus of my devotional reading this morning.
Scripture says that two are better than one.
But how easy is it really to accept that? To accept help when we need it? To admit that you can't do it alone, or that you need a helping hand?
Maybe it's easy for many out there, but I guess for me it's not. I've never been one to ask for help in anything, I just don't like it. Don't like feeling like I'm being a burden or that I'm being weak because I can't do it alone.
But I think what the devotional made me do today was realize that people need each other, no matter how much we may insist that we don't. For me, the biggest hurdle is accepting people unconditionally.
Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ - Galatians 6:2
I think it may be why I have very few friends, I've learned along the years that I'm not into backstabbing, lying, pretending, falsehoods. I am who I am, and some people have a problem with that, they would rather I call them every day, they would rather I visit them or they visit me in my home every day, they would rather I say little and follow along.
All things which go completely against my beliefs.
But in being hard to trust someone, I do realize that sometimes it crosses the line into the not wanting anyone to help me with anything. Which is fine I guess, for the most part.
Except for when things really go wrong and then I feel stuck, needing help but not wanting to ask for it.
I think it's that nagging thought in the back of my mind that somehow it will label me as a weakling, as a failure, as a person who can't do anything. So trying to come to terms with that thought process and realizing that it's ok to reach out without feeling worthless, is not an easy thing, but again, it's something doable.
I do have some blessed sidekicks. I have wonderful family members who are always there....and I have women that I have met through blogging but which have become very good friends even though we've never met.
So yes, I think I'm blessed and I think I have what I need, but most importantly, I think it's finally sunk in that next time I am in a bind, I can reach out and ask for a shoulder to cry on, or a helping hand.
Love one another deeply, from the heart - 1 Peter 1:22
What about you, do you have a blessed sidekick always there when you need it?
Do you have a problem asking for help?