Do you feel comfortable asking for help? Do you with ease receive and appreciate help from others?

Let’s share our experiences in this area.

If your answer to the above questions is no, then read on as we examine some of the reasons why people feel uncomfortable with this.

  • You’ve always done it your way. You don’t want another person’s way out.
  • You’re used to doing it alone. You prefer the solo route.
  • You once asked for it and were rejected; you’re scared of rejection.
  • You’re too proud to admit you need help.
  • You think asking for help is a sign of weakness and insufficiency.
  • You have a false sense of responsibility; you don’t want to inconvenience anyone.
  • You don’t want to have to pay for it one day; you don’t like helping others yourself.
  • You just don’t know how to ask for help. You walk down to the fellow and then you walk pass them tongue-tight.
  • You don’t know how to receive and appreciate help; you’re afraid to mess up.

Whatever your own reason may be it is important to get to the root of it and get over it.

It feels very miserable to be in need of something someone wants to offer, yet be held back from asking for any reason whatsoever.

The world is full of people who want to help you. Do not shut them out of your life. Give them the opportunity to experience the joy of giving.

Comments on: "Asking for and receiving help: How good are you at it?" (2)

  1. Intriguingly, I am currently struggling with this. The Lord is clearly getting me to humbly receive help as well as simply asking for it. But when I hesitate, I think, is based on the fear of disappointment of being let down when the help requested and/or offered doesn’t materialize. This is beyond the quality of help. (The Lord has transformed me to some extent in this area of my life, but I am fascinated that I still struggle with receiving help.) Another dimension appears to be vulnerability and “owing” someone. I’m not sure about this, but it appears that the Lord is digging deep into my being removing something….


    • I happy you did find this useful. We all do have difficulties in this area some times. We usually have a lot of doubts as to what will be the response from the other party. But the Bible says to ask and receive and sometimes we have to ask from others, not only from God. And better still God uses others to bless us.



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