Have you ever wondered why it is so hard to ask for help for the humans? It is so interesting as I go farther along this journey called life that I come across person after person who just is not willing to ask for help. In any area! Big or small, long-term or short-term, good or bad, right or wrong - any type of asking for help seems to be an implied message that we as humans are less than, weak, not good enough, not smart enough, not whatever enough!!! That really puzzles me...........
To "ask" is to put a question out there, to inquire, to request (of or for), to require or call for, to expect or demand, or to invite. What in the world are we as humans thinking that this is so wrong to do? Why is it so humbling to actually do? What is it that makes us feel like we are imposing if we ask for help? Hmmmm.....something to contemplate!!!
Someone recently gave me a new acronym. (I know..........one more acronym from me, and you might croak, right? Well, it is a good one, so bear with me!)
A = Ask and you shall find
S = Seek and you shall find
K = Knock and the door shall be opened
Unbelieveable!!! So simple, so easy and yet so very hard..........
So,why NOT ask??????????? When we ask we are looking for something: an answer, a solution, a direction, a new method, a new way of thinking, or, possibly, another avenue to pursue. What is so wrong with that? All of those things bring creativity! All of those things bring something new to the table!! All of those things bring an idea to the surface that might, just might, bring the answer or solution we are looking for!!!
And, what is really interesting for me is that this acronym is from God's Word:
Matthew 7:7 says that exact same thing: "Ask, and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be opened. For everyone who asks receives, he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks the door will be opened."
God wants us to ask for help, ask for assistance, ask for direction, ask for guidance. Why not try it? You may find a wonderful answer waiting just for you!!!