I am slowly learning things about myself. Things I wish I would have learned years ago. Maybe I already knew these things, but just never put them into practice. I am talking about how to accept help from others. Even when I feel like I don't need it. Even when I don't know I have something I need help with!
This past Saturday afternoon I hosted a Sunday school party at my parents' place in the country. A friend volunteered to come down early and help set up, and he would bring another friend to help. I thought I could do it myself, but remembered what my grandmother told me not too long ago, that I might be robbing someone of a blessing if I don't accept help when it's offered. Even if I don't think I need the help. Puts a whole new perspective on things! So I accepted the offer. And I was glad I did! Apparently I worked too hard in the morning and early afternoon, or maybe I just got too hot from staying out in the Alabama sun so long, but I was tired, and ready for some help when it came along. Thanks, guys!! It was nice to be able to finish setting up early and then sit back and relax, waiting for the rest of the gang to show up. And you know what? It didn't hurt me one bit to accept that help. In fact, it was really nice! I even let them help take things down!
The Bible talks about helping others. "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ," Galatians 6:2. That's not a suggestion, it's a command. How can we help someone today? Oh -- and how can you let go of your "control" on things and let someone help you?