Overcoming the Struggle to Ask for and Accept Help

Overcoming the Struggle to Ask for and Accept Help

Asking for help is not my natural inclination. Neither is accepting help when it’s offered. It’s much easier to convince myself that I’m creating an unnecessary inconvenience or burden. At the heart of the matter, my inability to ask for and accept help usually stems from a desire not to appear weak. I prefer to “have it all together.” But the hardest days only feel harder when I try to push through on my own.

Instead of believing the lie that asking for and accepting help is a weakness, I’ve begun to see it as an opportunity to connect with others and be served.

A Prayer to Lift Up on Hard Days

A Prayer to Lift Up on Hard Days

During difficult seasons or circumstances, it can be hard to find the right words to lift up to God in prayer. God certainly doesn’t require perfect words, but on more than one occasion, I have longed for the right words to express what is on my heart.

Eventually, I recognized that I needed a prayer I could rely on to lift up to God on the hard days. I’ve since written that prayer and my hope is that it serves you on your hard days. In trial and hardship, my prayer is that it will connect you to God.

A Simplified Approach to Studying God’s Word

A Simplified Approach to Studying God’s Word

To gain a deeper understanding of who God is and how I can be in connection with Him, I’ve always turned to an important resource: the Bible.

Since I was a kid I’ve read and studied the Bible, but it wasn’t until this year that I felt I found a simplified approach to studying God’s word.

It’s Okay to Not Always Be Okay

It’s Okay to Not Always Be Okay

When I hear the remark, “you’ve handled this so well” in reference to my health journey I cringe a little. The statement invokes a fear in me that people may think I have it all together, or that they believe I’ve managed any of this through my own strength. I haven’t. The full story is much more nuanced and the only person who knows the nitty gritty other than me is God himself. I have struggled.

Every few months I have a bad day. A day where I experience feelings of frustration, weariness, or being overwhelmed by all that is still ahead. I bet you’ve had one of those days, too.

Steps to Grow into Who You Were Made to Be

Steps to Grow into Who You Were Made to Be

God worked behind the scenes to help me break free from lies I have believed for a lifetime. It all led up to the day I realized: leaving my job allowed me to step away from who I believed I was and move toward who I was made to be.

By showing me the gifts He gave me to steward, God worked in unexpected ways; He might be doing the same for you.