Ask And You Shall Receive!

Have you been in a position where you needed help, but was too independent to ask?

My reasons why I didn’t ask. 

That was me most of my life. I was one of those people who only asked if that was my last option. Depending one people was hard for me. I told my mother at a young age that I never wanted to depend on anyone. Like me, you may have the same feelings. More than likely someone either took their time or didn’t fall through when you asked for help. The feeling of abandonment came over you and you told yourself that you never wanted to feel like that again. Well, maybe it’s just me and that’s my experience.

When you’ve been let down so many times in life you tend to figure everything out on your own. I hear people tell me I am strong because of some of the things I’ve been through in life. Not realizing that strength is in your ability to ask for help too. You cannot do everything on your own. Billionaires have assistants and people that work for them. They aren’t juggling every hat themselves. So, why should you?

If God told us to ask, why is it so hard? 

In the Bible, God says “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you.” – Matthew 7:7 (KJV)

Here are some reasons:

  • We’ve been doing it on our own this long. Why would we need someone now?
  • Not giving people the opportunity to hurt us.
  • Don’t want to look like failures.

In Conclusion

Being superwomen and superman gets tiring. None of those reasons are worth you are losing yourself or being burnt out. Stop allowing good resources to go to waste because you have to much pride. Start asking for help because it’s out there for reason. You’re not a failure because you need help, you only fail when you don’t ask for help.

It took me until I was completely homeless to really seek help. Going to the salvation army and churches for whatever they could offer. Being blessed with an 8-day hotel voucher. I was also blessed with many other things. However, it took for me to be tired and hit rock bottom to seek the help that’s always been there. All I’m saying is don’t be like me. You are not too good to ask for help. You will never know what’s in store for you if you don’t ask.


5 Replies to “Ask And You Shall Receive!

  1. How inspirational!! For me, I was raised to figure it out by myself. Unlike most, both my mother and father abandoned me in my early childhood, so I learned to figure life out by myself. Therefore, I became ridiculously independent. Im much better now, with asking my husband to do the smallest things. Im growing each day.

    1. I went through this phase when I got to GA of not asking ppl for help bc I was offended by my family and previous friends letting me down. I got this “do yourself job” where I was a traveling photographer, traveling all over the southern region. I was alone and struggling trying to be the assistant, photographer, customer service rep, driver, marketer, mover, etc. one day I found myself crying in my car saying “I don’t want to be Superwoman” I need help. Being in a place of doing everything alone is not fun and it’s not necessary all the time. Thank you for sharing, I really related to this post!

  2. I can’t disagree with this. As difficult as it is, there are people who are willing to be of help the same way we should be willing to help anyone who needs it! Thank you for this post!

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