Sometimes it is not easy (read: it is almost impossible) to admit that we could use a little help. We are so used to surviving, to doing it ourselves, to acting as if we have it all under control. But every now and then we, or at least me, need a helping hand.
Last week my coaching group gave me some homework that made me REALLY uncomfortable. I had to enlist the help of my friends to help me meet someone. (Ugh. Can you imagine? Could anything be more humiliating?) But I knew that come Tuesday, I would be asked about it and I am a dependable sort of girl, the kind who gets her homework done.
So I did. I sent out this really incredibly awkward email to a handful of friends and family members. And I asked them to do three things: 1. Pray for me. 2. Speak truth into my life. 3. If they know someone I need to meet, make the connection. (There was more but that was the basic gist.)
Sending that email was one of the most difficult things I have ever done. I am so accustomed to being the helper, I felt so incredibly vulnerable with the role reversal. But right after I pressed send, I felt peace, soothing wonderful peace.
Still I wasn’t sure how people would receive my pleas.
But so far their response has exceeded my wildest expectations. They feel enlisted and empowered to speak into my life. They have commended me for my courage. And they have already begun acting on my behalf. (And yes, this makes me uncomfortable too, but it also makes me feel loved. So I have decided I am not going to let a little discomfort get between me and my dreams.)
And from now on I am going TO TRY to be better at helping others help me.
Is there an area of your life where you need a little help? How can you help others help you?