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Ask for Help

Ask and it shall be given.

Ask and it shall be given you,  — Matthew 7:7

Asking for help and receiving help, support, and guidance is part of the human experience.  Would you rather give?  Do you find it difficult to ask for help?  Do you think that if you don’t ask for help and do it all yourself that you get a higher score in the end?  Do you worry that you are bothering people or that you will owe them a favor?  Are you afraid they will say “no”? What ever your reason is for not asking, you most likely find that you aren’t getting the help you are giving to others.  Then you may feel angry that no one is helping you.  You have to ask.

Yes, it is important to give.  It is also important to receive.  That is the natural flow of love.  Ask for help and allow yourself to receive help.  When others offer help say, “Yes”.  If your neighbor offers to help you carry in packages, say yes.  Remember they wouldn’t offer if they didn’t want to help.  Giving and receiving is how we connect with each other and build healthy relationships.

Ask for help.  Ask for advice.  Ask for directions. Ask for assistance.  Ask for a hug.  Ask for a shoulder to cry on.  Ask for a better interest rate from your loan company.  Ask for guidance.  Ask for a ride to church.  The more you ask, the more you receive.  The more connected and supported you will feel.

About Geraldine M. Brown MS, LPC, LIMHP (162 Articles)
I hold a Master's Degree in counseling. I am a licensed professional counselor and a licensed independent mental health practitioner. I have over 25 years of experience counseling people from all walks of life.

2 Comments on Ask for Help

  1. Vivian Redfern // February 21, 2017 at 8:31 pm // Reply

    This was good for me to hear, i get depressed and turn away for people who care for me, That does not help. Vivian


  2. When we are depressed it is easy to get caught in the idea that no one cares or is willing to help us. At these times it is very important that we keep reaching out until we find what we need. There is always a helping hand somewhere.


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