Being asked or expected to help – It can change your life. And those who are most apt to help are often the least willing to ask for help, when they need it. That can be life changing too. This week’s story explores the intricacies of these life changes.
Called On To Help – #263
There are times in life when we are called upon to do things that are difficult. They seem to come in threes, these times of challenge. And when they occur, they seem to define us wholly. Instead of being a multi-faceted human being, we start to think we are nothing more than the caregiver, the mother figure, the easily disposable employee.
So many people are struggling today. It is very possible that you may be called on to give help, jump in, provide a safety net or a soft place to land. It’s also possible that you become one of those who needs help.
When suddenly called on to take a difficult new role, it’s important to keep your perspective. You are the same person as before the challenge occurred. You may feel overwhelmed at the beginning, but you can figure things out. You always have.
It’s said that God never calls on us to do more than we can. Pray for strength if that’s where you get spiritual courage. Be willing to ask for help yourself if it gets to be too much. Look around and you may find willing, loving, helpers in places you would not imagine.
Speak out and let the help come forward. You can make it through these times. Easy? No. Doable? Absolutely. God Bless You.
Often all it takes to get help is for people to know you need it. In a small town or a giant high rise, help may be closer than you think. It could be from friends, family, neighbors, church community. Reach out and let the help pour in.