Can you help me? – I used not to say these words, I am so proud not to ask for help from others. I thought, no one would dare to help me, I’m so afraid to be rejected. But this season, I realized I needed help from others. It’s easier to lend a hand than to ask for help. I used to feel good whenever I helped someone but it makes me feel little when I asked for help from others.
At times it’s so hard to admit that we’re the ones who really need help. God is so good that He connects us to the people who have the capacity to help us. And all we need to do is to humble ourselves and ask for help because there are things we can’t do on our own.
I have had a good friend since college and she remains constant. She always listen to me whenever I needed a friend. Though she has little, she always invites me on dates. She sits beside me, tells funny jokes, and inspires me a lot. She helps me in many ways.
When I was having a hard time deciding on which path to take, I tried to contact the person that I look up to during our mission trip. I just remember what she said when we were there, she said that I could call her anytime whenever I am having a hard time in life. At first, I was so shy because it was long ago but to my surprise, she gave her time and prayed for me.
And this time, I am really having a hard time with my research. Maybe to some, it sounds so easy. But last few months, I’ve been contemplating if I would continue it because of too much weight on my shoulders. But He keeps reminding me to just continue and He will send help. I asked for help from the people that I knew but most of them are doing something important, and some of them just ignore it. But I realized, it’s okay, maybe they are not the ones.
I am so touched by my friend and his husband who are also contacting the person that they knew just to help me in my research. There are also people whom I don’t expect to help me but are very willing to give suggestions and comments. And I realized all I need to do is to ask and admit I can’t do everything.
God touches hearts; He sends people who are going to help us. Sometimes these are the people whom we least expect to show up in trying times or people whom we even don’t know but still offer help. It’s so amazing, God works in unexpected ways but still right on time.
I learned to admit that I need help, I need to humble myself and ask for help from the right people whenever I need it. It’s not a weakness, it’s a strength. And when it’s my turn to help, I should joyfully and willingly help others too.
I always have my Helper with me who lifts me up, directs me, and guides me.