Where the greatest story is “rags to riches” of how you managed to start with nothing and become something in this world… on your own.
When you are feeling down you put a plastic smile on your face and tell the world you’re okay because being real about what you’re going through would only make you look weak.
When you are feeling unwell you would rather suffer through it alone than ask someone else to step in and help.
Because strong people… they don’t need anyone’s help. No, they fight their battles on their own.
And that’s what I did growing up.
If I needed help I would never let anybody know.
I had to figure life out on my own.
My issues had to be dealt with without anyone else’s help.
I didn’t need anyone to take care of me. I had to learn to take care of myself first.
And it took me a long time to realize that putting up a front and trying to be strong on the outside when I was weak inside was not worth it.
It took me getting to the lowest of lows to realize that I no longer wanted to fight my battles on my own.
That maybe telling someone I needed their help was not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.
So I stopped trying to do it on my own.
Instead I ran to the One that I knew was ready and willing to help me.
The One who would hold me up and strengthen me.
The One who would take care of me and lead me through.
No longer did I rely on my own self-sufficiency, I relied on His sufficiency.
No longer did I need to be Miss Independent, instead I become Miss Dependant on Him.
Because He took me from being nothing to being something in Him.
And not only did He help me… but He taught me that I was never created to take care of just myself.
He surrounded with me with other believers for the sole purpose of caring for one another.
For bearing one another’s burdens when we grew tired and weary (Galatians 6:2).
For encouraging one another when life was hard and we felt discouraged (1 Thessalonians 5:11).
For sharing our resources with those who didn’t have as much as we do. (Romans 12:3)
So when life gets hard, when I don’t feel well, when I need someone to take care of me I don’t hide out and try to do it on my own.
I don’t pretend that I don’t need anyone’s help.
Instead, I run to the One who has can lift me from the lowest pit.
I lean on the One who can weather the most brutal storm.
I ask for help from the One who has always been ready to give me a helping hand.
And I ask for encouragement from my brothers and sisters who He has provided me with to do the same.
I don’t wait to hit rock bottom to ask for help. I ask God to help me every single day. You can do the same. He is ready and waiting to be the One that will take care of you when you can’t take care of yourself.
Be blessed! Anna… ♥
“Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.” Psalm 54:4
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