A few days ago, my daughter was playing with a ball. The ball rolled into the bathroom so she went to retrieve it. As she tried to pick up the ball, it kept slipping out of her hand. She eventually got it but when trying to get up she bumped her head on the bathroom sink.
She then dropped the ball and ran off crying. Meanwhile, I was in the bathroom with her all along but she didn’t ask for my help, I eventually picked up the ball and gave it to her.
I thought to myself how easy it would have been if only she had just asked for my help. Then, it occurred to me that we act the same way towards God sometimes. We are always so busy trying to do things on our own that we forget to ASK FOR HELP.
The Need for Independence
One thing I’ve realized about being human is our desire to be independent. The need to do things on our own without asking for help or asking only when things get difficult. I’m learning that being independent is good but being interdependent is best because we weren’t created to do life alone.
Our desire for independence could also affect our relationship with God. If you think you are some type of superhuman who knows it all, then you wouldn’t see the need to ask for God’s help. And sometimes, just like I was watching my daughter, God watches us in our ignorance waiting for us to ASK.
First things first
Choosing to involve God last instead of first in our lives could also be dangerous because we don’t always know what’s right. So asking the Lord for help and putting Him first is for our own benefit.
Trust in the lord with all your heart; don’t depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
Asking for help allows God to show us the right path. The truth is we don’t always know what’s best and I believe that there are some experiences that could have been avoided if only we asked for the Lord’s help.
The Ultimate Helper
God’s desire from the beginning has always been to help. Jesus left and sent us His Holy Spirit to dwell in us to help us. Don’t neglect the help that you have.
If you feel confused and overwhelmed by life, ask for help.
If you need guidance and direction, ask for help.
If you are at the end of the road, ask for help.
Ask and you will receive.
Key Bible verse: Matthew 7:7- “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.