Recently, I was reading an amazing book, A Return to Love, and there was something that, in hindsight, seemed so simple and something that should be common sense, but for me, in that moment and many others, it wasn’t.
The book mentioned that when we’re going through things, whether we deem them to be big or small, we exhaust all resources to solve whatever problems we have. We may ask others for help, try new approaches to figure it out ourselves, or do research to see what has worked for other people. However, we typically don’t do the very thing that can provide us with a sometimes immediate, but always timely answer.
We don’t ask God—whatever God is to you—for help.
God is never our first choice; he’s always who we remember when we’re at rock bottom and there’s nothing else for us to go to. And, as bad as that sounds, it’s the truth.
Not only did that stand out to me as a major wakeup call, but we also don’t ask Him for help and guidance. We don’t actually ask a question; we just expect Him to know what it is we want. But, unless we ask, unless we offer that invitation to Him to provide guidance, He waits until we do.
So many problems and issues that happen in life can easily be avoided by simply saying, “I don’t know,” “I don’t have the answer,” “I need help with this.” It’s really as simple as that. But, the problem is that we have given labels to problems we can handle, and the problems we think should be handed off to God as if He can’t take care of all problems. We believe we’re burdensome or He doesn’t have time for these “minor” issues, or I shouldn’t ask for this or ask for that, but these are stories we tell ourselves, not something God has said. He is always, always willing to help you if only you’d ask for His help.
There is nothing you’ve been through, are currently going through, or will go through that cannot be handled by a Higher Power, but you have to ask for help.
Whatever you may be facing, it’s nothing you can’t beat. Take the time out to ask for help, and show gratitude for it already being done. It’s just that simple.
If you’re interested in adding a new book to your reading list for 2018, I highly recommend this book! Thank me later.