this video blog "On Asking" @ Stumbling Around in the Light the other day. I appreciated what Teri had to say... and so I wanted to share.
I've been thinking much on this, because I am:
- Someone who hates asking for help, showing my needs or weaknesses and thus admitting vulnerability before others;
- Someone who, by nature of our position ~ "faith supported missionaries," often feels like sometimes asking is all we do and people must get tired of it; and
- Someone, frankly, who is or who typically is perceived as (by my local neighbors and friends ) the "has-to-have-money-and-better-access-to-resources-than-me" person, and so gets asked very frequently to help is numerous circumstances.
"God has been speaking to me about asking.
About how hard it is to do.
About what a gift it is to be asked...and what a gift there is in the blessing of giving...."
Definitely worth the listen, if you've got 5 ot 6 minutes to spare.