Help is defined as to give or provide what is necessary to accomplish a task or satisfy a need; contribute strength or means to; render assistance to; cooperate effectively with; aid; assist:
How many times have you needed help and were afraid to ask? Whether it was a spirit of pride, fear of embarrassment or any other reason I came to remind you that it is ok to ask for help. For the greater part of my life I have been very independent preferring to do things on my own. Looking back it was a mixture of pride, fear of rejection and having the person loom their help over my head. When people ask me if I would ever change anything about my life I always reply that I would have asked for help sooner.
Growing up there was a song that I loved to hear and the lyrics are very simple. The lyrics state that we are many members but one body and we are all one in Christ. Whether or not you realize it you have been blessed with a collection of great people who are able to help if you’d only ask. There were times where I would worry myself down with trying to finish several tasks at one time but that weight was lifted when someone asked me if I needed help. I can remember it took me several days to even accept the help but it was beneficial to my life. God allows situations to come sometimes where we have to ask for help. I realized that when you ask God for help it may not come in the way you expect it but believe me it is coming.
My life motto is that we are helpers one to another and that help stretches outside of spiritual help. If you see your brother or sister struggling reach out and help them. In every person there are gifts and talents specifically assigned for that person to work with and to help others. In all of your gifts remember not be selfish in your abundance of gifts. You would be surprised at how a simple offering of help could change the life of someone else.
Romans 12:5 reads that so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. This read to me that when you refuse to help someone in need you are refusing to help the collective body. That collective body goes beyond your family, friends and associates! The person you may be assigned to help could be a literal stranger but you should offer the same amount of enthusiasm in your help to a stranger as you would someone that you know well.
Refusing to ask for help when you need it is refusing someone the chance to be helpful – Ric Ocasek