There are many people in this world who are lost. They may be lost
spiritually, lost in their professional career, lost in their
relationships and they don't know how to get back on the right track.
What we must all realize is that we are all fallible and will be in need
of assistance at some point in our lives. We will never have all the
answers to life's problems, but if we have a humble heart and seek help,
most times the answer to our dilemma is not far away.
What keeps most people from seeking help is their arrogance, pride or
ego. People don't want to seem weak and if they admit to someone else
that they are lacking in a certain area, they believe that others will
look down upon them and see them as less than. What they must realize is
that feeling lost at some point in our lives is normal. We will not
always have the answer to life's problems, but others who have already
gone down our path may be able to help us become better, wiser and
stronger than we were before. Having a humble heart and realizing that
it's okay to ask for help is what elevates us to the heights of victory in
our life. Realizing that we're not perfect may help us to seek help
quicker and in doing so, bring the answer quicker as well.
No matter what you're going through in life, know that you can ask for
help. Whether it is asking God through prayer, seeking counsel from a
pastor, asking your spouse, your parent, your siblings or a professional.
The first step is recognizing that we have a problem and need help to
resolve it. The second step is knowing that it's okay to seek help so
that we may become better quicker and the third and most difficult step is
swallowing our pride and seeking help from someone who can resolve our
issue. What we will quickly find is that others are eager to help when we
simply ask for it. Confiding in someone else and admitting that we need
help brings about compassion, empathy and love and those ingredients can
do so much to make a bad situation so much better.
Be encouraged to seek help when you're feeling lost. Whatever the issue
may be, know that you can overcome it and become better in the end because
of it. Never think that you are weak because you need help. Asking for
help makes you stronger than you can ever know and overcoming that issue
will make you feel on top of the world. Don't keep holding it in when
help is so close to you. The Bible says that we are to ask, seek and
knock and when we do the door will be opened to us. I encourage you to
follow that same advice and ask, seek and knock until you find the answers
that you are looking for.
I hope this message encourages and challenges your heart to be quick to
seek help whenever you feel the need. Don't keep it to yourself and think
that you can solve everything, but rather ask someone to help you and you
will find the answer come to you that much quicker.
JUST ASK FOR IT
A snooty millionaire took some of his upper class friends yachting. They
passed a deserted island where a man with a long beard and tattered
clothes stood, waving his arms and screaming in their direction.
“Who is that?” asked the friend.
“I don't know,” said the host, “but every time we sail by he goes crazy.”
That may be an exception to a universal rule, which is that most people
are happy to help if they can. But there is another universal principle in
play, which is, unless you are stranded on a deserted island, you are
probably reluctant to ask for help - especially from a stranger.
Thankfully, most of the time we are not coping with a mayday emergency.
I recently learned that the word “mayday” has nothing to do with the month
of May. Instead, it comes from the French word “m'aidez,” which means
“help me.” But it is used only as a last resort. The plane is nose-diving.
The ship is fatally wounded. "Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!" a voice screams
over the radio. If help doesn't arrive quickly, all will be lost.
We laugh at the notion that men are famously bad about asking for
directions. But, in truth, most people do not easily ask for the help they
need. They wait until they are hopelessly lost, or the marriage is on the
brink of collapse or a simple job has become a nightmare before they seek help.
And it is also true that help is not usually too hard to get. But we have
to ASK for it.
Entrepreneur Brian Tracy puts it well: “Ask for what you want. Ask for
help, ask for input, ask for advice and ideas -- but never be afraid to
ask.” Or like one man is fond of saying, “You don't always get what you
ask for, but you never get what you don't ask for (unless it's
I once heard of a little girl who confidently approached a police officer.
“Are you a cop?” she asked.
“My mommy said that if I ever needed help I could ask you.”
“Of course you can,” the officer replied. “What do you need?”
She stuck out her foot. “Can you please tie my shoe?”
Do you need help? It may be easier to get than you think. Just ask for it.
By Steve Goodier
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Proverbs 3:5-7 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto
thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall
direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart
Psalm 20:6-7 “Now know I that the LORD saveth His anointed; He will hear
him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand. Some
trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the
LORD our God.”
Ephesians 6:10-14 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the
power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to
stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and
blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of
the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to
withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore...”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: YOU ARE IMPORTANT
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Today’s Selected Testimony: GOD IS FAITHFUL
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry