I don’t know if it was the part of asking someone else to focus on me that I struggled with or the vulnerability required to let someone know how I was struggling- whatever it was.
But I have realized how important this question is to ask, for both parties, the question-asker and the receiver. Yesterday, satan was having a FIELD DAY in my head, y’all. It’s like he knew it was the Olympics & he was going for the gold.
Anyway, I reached out to one of my friends and asked her this question. I instantly felt a sense of relief, my steps felt lighter. Did my circumstances change? Not at all. But I did. I allowed light to enter by exposing my fear and I willingly tapped someone on the shoulder and said, “Hey, can you help me carry this burden?”
And when I did, she helped me dig a little bit. So we gathered our shovels and I learned that this fear had no foundation; it was a weed and it needed to be pulled. And on I went.
May we ask this question more and may we see it as courage, not weakness. Your friends want to help you! This is one of my favorite questions to receive too! We were meant to link arms, people.
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” -Ephesians 6:18
“Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.” -James 5:13
Have the BEST Friday!