Prideful, Not Helpless

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We all go through hardships, struggles, and obstacles. In those situations, we always have the option to reach out to God and to others. However, there is one thing that can impede us from doing so. That thing is pride

Pride presents itself in thoughts like “I can handle this on my own”, “No one can help me better than I can”, “I don’t want to bother anyone with my problems”, “there is no one to help me anyway”, “I’m not about to be out here looking weak”. These thoughts can go on and on, until we have completely isolated ourselves. The enemy favors pride and loves isolation. In isolation, he can bring in anger, blame, depression, anxiety, and much more. But it does not have to be like this.

We are not meant to go through life alone. We have help. Our greatest help comes from God. I love Psalm 121, which reads…

I lift up my eyes to the hills.
    From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 121:1-2 (ESV)

God is our present help (Psalm 46:1). It gives Him pleasure when we humble ourselves and seek His help. We can always count on God to be there for us, ready to bring us through.

God also places people in our lives who can help us. In fact, believers are all charged with the responsibility of helping each other. After all, we are one connected body (Romans 12:5). So, please believe, it is okay to seek help from the right people.

14 When Moses’ father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he asked, “What are you really accomplishing here? Why are you trying to do all this alone while everyone stands around you from morning till evening?”17 “This is not good!” Moses’ father-in-law exclaimed. 18 “You’re going to wear yourself out—and the people, too. This job is too heavy a burden for you to handle all by yourself…. 22 They will help you carry the load, making the task easier for you.

Exodus 18:14,17-18,22 (NLT)

This is just a gentle  reminder to you, and myself, to put pride aside. God knows what we go through and He wants us to seek Him. We were designed to be dependent. Even if we got ourselves into a mess, or if we are constantly in need, He still wants to help us. So, talk to Him and let Him be your God.

Also, allow other people to help you. The right people will be willing to help. You’re image should be of no concern when you heart and well-being are involved. Some of us are wearing ourselves thin for no reason. Do not let pride keep you from asking for help. Do not allow pride keep you from your break through.

Stay blessed.

 

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9 thoughts on “Prideful, Not Helpless

  1. Amen! Proverbs 29:23 and Psalm 51:17 came to my heart as I read through this post. I, too, have been a foolishly prideful man. BUT GOD!!! He has taken me as a “project,” re-shaping me and molding me to His fashion. Many, many, MANY, M-A-N-Y BLESSINGS come with and are attached to HUMILITY.

    Also, we must be humble enough to say “Thank you.” Sometimes we walk around as though God and people owe us and that we’re exempt from acknowledging kind works.

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    • Just looked at the scriptures and they are perfect for this topic. Humility goes a looong way. I’m glad you’ve allowed God to work on you in that area of your life.

      Yes! We definitely have to remember to give all thanks to God.

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  2. Yes, Isolation is the worsest thing someone can go into. I just had a similar conversation with my daughter about that on this past Sunday – but ours was about secrets and the term “What goes on in this house, stay in his house” – somethings don’t need to stay “in house” it needs to be brought out in order for complete healing to take place. Great Post!

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    • You’re amazing and your daughter is blessed to have you. That way of thinking has gone on for generations, especially in the African American community, trapping people in cycles of brokenness, depression, abuse, and who knows what else. The isolation it creates is dangerous. That’s a whole discussion in itself! But I am sooo happy that you are different with your family. God bless you! My goodness, that touched me. Thank you for the comment and for reading.

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      • To God be the Glory Girl! It’s a process and God is teaching me everyday so I can teach them. You’re so right, that mentality is a generational curse that can only be broken by us. And yes, you can go in on that discussion…lol. Keep allowing God to use you to uncover the enemy….every….part….of….him. Blessings ~

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