“Deny your weakness, and you will never realize God’s strength in you.” Joni Erickson Tada
I owned a landscaping and handyman business many years ago. I learned many tricks and accumulated various tools to get each job done.
Recently I had two relatively easy tasks to accomplish: change the sun visor in my car and the faucet in my kitchen. I watched a how-to-video on the first; and, had done the second many times before. Easy-peasy, right?
Wrong, quite wrong. After struggling with both, and in one case, making the situation worse (I’ll leave it to you to guess which one!), I came to the following realization.
I could continue to struggle and waste tremendous amounts of time and energy only to end up in the same place – needing to replace both the visor and the faucet; or, I could ask for help. I eventually asked for help.
The moment we become children of God through faith in what Jesus did for us, we are placed into a family – God’s. We now have brothers and sisters who struggle just like us on our journey to become more like Jesus.
Scripture states that if we share those struggles with someone else who will pray for and walk alongside us, we’ll see our lives changed. It’s like the saying goes, “A problem shared is a problem halved.”
This is NOT a sign of weakness, but of strength.
Want to become more like Jesus and taste the “good stuff” He promises when you do? Stop wasting time struggling alone! Help is good.
Be transparent with a fellow Jesus brother or sister. It makes you stronger.