Monday, October 17, 2011

Accepting Help

I have trouble accepting help.



This probably doesn't come as a surprise to you all, but there it is.  I have trouble letting others in and accepting their help. I have trouble doing this in normal situations -- let alone a situation in which I feel like my world is crumbling around me.

I've been tested a lot in this area lately. When your parents' divorce, it rocks your world. You find yourself feeling emotionally spent. It doesn't leave much time for anyone else.

That's when I've had to lean on others the most. And it's been hard. No one ever wants to let others see them as "weak." But that's the thing...it's not weak to accept help. It's a sign of strength. And I've found that there's a lot of people (some who have surprised me) who are willing to help. These people want to be there for you. And given the chance, they just may surprise you and be the strength that you need at that moment.

So let them in. Give them the chance to be there for you. Because the truth is, they'll likely need your strength at some point. What goes around comes around, right?

How has letting others in helped you during difficult times of your life?

2 comments:

mamazee said...

Love this. I feel like God brought us to a really warm, accepting community just months before my parents filed for divorce. On one hand, i worry that i will scare everyone away - that they'll think i'm flaky. OTOH, i am seeing how awesome people here are. I feel soooooooooo rejected by my parents right now, but God put people around us who would love and accept us...

MVroom said...

God is so good, isn't He? Even in the midst of something so terrible, He still provides. I've been learning that alot lately.

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