Recent research shows that in any given week, 70% of people needed help but didn’t ask for it. Those who love to provide help are often the worst at seeking it. In order for there to be givers, however, there have to be receivers. Too much independence keeps us self-reliant, when we need to be moving steadily toward God-reliance. And God often provides the help we ask Him for in the form of people.
1. Think of a time in your life when you needed help and found it difficult to ask? Why was it hard?
2. Do you believe that asking for help can, at times, be good for us? Why or why not?
Challenge: A very simple challenge. The next time someone offers assistance—and you need it—accept it graciously. Even if you prefer to do it yourself, this is a great way to bless them while building a bridge or strengthening a relationship.
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