You have been driving around looking for the same address which neither navigator nor Google maps had any idea existed. You are excited about this new career opportunity yet you are still lost. Stubbornly, you remain steadfast in your search determined to exit this maze. You’ve passed numerous gas stations yet failed to stop and ask for directions; an action that may have shortened your trip by thirty or so minutes. Finally, you arrive twenty minutes late and the interview has been canceled. Opportunity lost.
Sometimes our greatest strength is in knowing when to ask for help. This person had numerous opportunities to stop and simply ask for directions yet lacked the humility to get out of his own way. Instead they were determined to get there on their own. That is an issue we all have. Many of us are too proud to ask for help. We feel that if we ask for help that is a sign of weakness and we should be able to figure it out ourselves, Right? Wrong. Asking for help is a sign of strength; not weakness.
What we fail to realize is that help would be given freely if we would simply ask. If you don’t ask, you won’t get. No one will automatically know something is wrong with you if you don’t speak up. Do not miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime simply because you are too “proud to beg”. You better get out of your own way and ask for help. You yourself can only do so much. Imagine if your car breaks down and no one stops to help you push it out of the way of traffic. A terrifying thought.
The old adage “a closed mouth won’t get fed” simply means blessings will not flow in your direction if they are not called. It also means if you are not open to receiving the blessings then how can you expect to be blessed? No one man ever conquered anything alone, everybody needs help sometime.
You are wise enough to understand your strengths and your weakness; Be strong enough to know when to ask for help.
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