“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
  Galatians 6:2

It’s hard to carry another’s burden when you don’t know what that burden is.  Asking for help is not one of my strong suits.  I’m not sure if it’s pride or just not wanting to bother a friend.  But, I have a really hard time asking someone to give up his or her time. 

When we help one another, we fulfill the law of Christ?  Really? 

Sounds to me like we need to start leaning on each other a little more.

What do you think?
Do you have a hard time asking for help?


Filed under Friendship, life, Relationships

10 responses to “Help!

  1. Definitely. I think it is a guy thing, but I have a hard time asking for help. I will help anybody anywhere, but I won’t ask for it for some reason. On the other hand I am smart enough to realize when I don’t know something or do need help.

  2. Joey

    I agree with Doug. I try to keep from asking for help and at times, I even turn it down when someone offers (except for moving….hehehe.) I am getting better at it. Kitty reminds me that when I fail to ask or when I turn people down, I’m robbing them of giving a blessing. We have to find that balance between taking advantage of people and allowing them to do what God wants us to do…..serve.

  3. Joey, I was thinking last night how blessed it makes me feel when I can help someone. And it also disappoints me to offer help and it be turned down. Yet, I still struggle with asking.

    I hope that by discussing this on this blog and even with our life groups or close friends, we will begin to carry each others’ burdens more and more.

  4. Judy

    Except for my Boo, I rarely ask for help. I really don’t know why. But, I have learned to always ask for help with prayer concerns. It really is true that 2 are better than 1 and where 2 or 3 or hundreds agree in prayer it shall be done. Prayer is the most powerful weapon we have and when we ask for help it is even more powerful. This year has been the best breakthru year of my life because people have HELPED me pray.

  5. Well, this is a BIG one for me….Asking for help is the most difficult thing for me to do, I would rather go beyond exhaustion, than ask. I do know this is wrong, and I agree with Kitty, we DO rob people of blessings by not allowing them to be a part of God’s hands. I think that a lot of us feel like we may be bothering people, and we certainly don’t won’t to be a “bother” now do we? But we aren’t giving people the opportunity to serve and be blessed. Another reason for not asking is, we feel we don’t deserve it, Then we need to remind ourselves “who” we are in Christ..
    It IS such a blessing to me to know that I was able to help someone. and by helping, you made a difference in peoples lives, one at a time.. That’s my passion and my desire, is to make a difference in someone’s life!

  6. Its good old fashion pride….I know cuz I am a bonifide card holding member. For me I dont want to express some form of weakness….like I have super power. It must be a bit genetic , my mom is a rock. If she is asking for help….she needs help.

  7. Judy

    I meant to say “Boo, my other BUNDLE OF JOY”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  8. Yes, I have a hard time asking, but I do ask for prayers. Great blog!

  9. Bonnie

    That’s more like it!

  10. Des

    Directions? I don’t need no stinkin directions! No actually, it’s funny how people want to help. If someone came up to us as men and asked for help, we’d give it to them without a blink and feel blessed for having solved a problem. But asking; well that’s another story.

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