Did you say no to assistance? Why?
🌿I once had a sweet, blue-haired lady offer to help me in some way, and I attempted to refuse. She then had the kindest, most stern look on her face and practically wagged her finger as she said, “Don’t you dare refuse me the opportunity to be blessed, simply because you think you’re being nice. Each time you refuse help you are robbing others of a blessing.”
🌿 Remember, dear sister, that Jesus wired us for community. We are in each other’s lives for the sake of worshiping Jesus through service to others. In order to serve others, however, we must have someone to serve, which implies that we in turn must be humble to accept that service.
🌿 The ability to care for yourself is not a sin. We are to be good stewards of our energy and resources. Those that neglect the proper care of themselves in the guise of “allowing others to serve” encourages a dangerous heartstance. So do what you can, but when you can’t, also beware the pride of self-sufficiency that refuses needed help.
🌿Jesus’ rescue plan was in place long before any of us realized we needed rescuing. In the same way, many of us have unknown needs that we are ourselves unaware of until we accept the kind assistance of a friend.
🌿Serving others is wonderful, and those that do so will reap beautiful blessings. Humility in accepting that help, though, is a blessing in and of itself. 🌿