Thursday: Dive Deeper

I have a very close friend of mine who would rather drown in quick sand than receive help.  She has so much responsibility in her job and she is often pulled in a thousand directions.
She does it all with a smile and a grateful heart.
I always ask her if I can help her out and while she is neck deep in everything, she cheerfully replies, “No!  I’m good!  Is there anything I can help you with?!”
It’s annoying.
Bless her heart.
It’s impossible to bless her.
So I do it anyway.
I see she needs help, so I do it.
I don’t ask her permission.
I ask for forgiveness.
After the fact.
🙂

So.  Let’s Dive Deeper
Regardless of what side of the coin you’re looking at, giving or receiving help, with me at least, it’s a heart issue.
When I refuse help when I truly need it…it’s because my heart is full of pride.
Pride of what you’ll think of me.
Pride of not being able to do ____________ by myself.
Pride in trying to maintain what I think I need to be doing.
Pride that I’m not worth someone’s time or that I’m being a bother.
Hebrews 4:16
Matthew 7:7
1 Peter 5:7
Proverbs 12:15
Psalm 121:2
Romans 12:5
Ephesians 4:12-13

When I don’t offer help…it too is a heart issue that’s born out of fear.
Fear of offering help and being rejected.
Fear of coming across as a know it all.
Fear of intruding into someone’s business or bothering someone.
Galatians 6:2
John 15:12
Luke 6:38
Matthew 5:16
Philippians 2:4
Proverbs 3:27

Take some time and really dig into these scriptures today.
Taking a step back and evaluating my heart, in any circumstance, by seeing if I am lining up with scripture is always God’s will.
Which side are you usually on?
Pray and ask God to reveal any broken places in your heart.
Ask Him to heal those places.
He’s a good Daddy.
He loves to help His children.
If we will let Him.

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