I Can’t Do it Alone!

Working in full time ministry now for almost two years has taught me a lot! One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is that:

I can’t do it alone.

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For the longest time I thought that asking for help was a sign weakness. Because of that I would kill myself to try and get everything done so that I wouldn’t need anyone’s help. I also thought that if I couldn’t do it all I was somehow failing my job and my volunteers.  But thankfully my eyes have been opened.

Asking for help is vital because it:

  • Helps you realize you’re not SuperMan and that it’s ok to rely on others for support
  • Gives those around you a chance to be a part of something too
  • Shows you that God’s people have a lot to offer if you’ll just allow them
  • Gives you a chance to rest and actually enjoy some of the fruits of your labors

I’m beginning to see that NOT asking for help is the real sign of weakness, and not allowing people to pitch in is the quickest way for failure in my ministry relationships and even my personal relationships. Plain and simple: not asking for help is just kind of selfish.

Do you struggle with asking for help? What benefits have you seen in your life when you’ve allowed others to give you a hand? 

3 Responses to “I Can’t Do it Alone!”

  • Kim says:

    I used to struggle with this until I read Exodus 18, where Moses’ father-in-law basically tells him that he can’t do all the work on his own. If Moses couldn’t even do it all, then what chance do I have? Allowing others to help can sometimes be a blessing to them as well. And I don’t want to rob anyone of their blessings. =)

  • Anna says:

    Kim–You are so right… it is prideful of me to think “I” can do it all…

  • Lulu says:

    I still feel weak when asking for help sometimes. This come from the fact that I had to be very self-reliant at a young age. God has really had to break down some walls for me so that I could rely on people and not just expect them to punk out on me.

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