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Today we’re talking about asking for help when you need it. Do you remember when I talked about how to get what you want in life? That formula is also effective for when you need help.
I know the media recommends being independent, doing everything on your own, and being fine by yourself (especially to girls), but even though being independent is good, it is equally important and healthy to ask for the help of others.
Many times I have really needed help, but then keep my problems to myself, and then I find out that it is a whole lot easier to ask for help anyways.
When you have a question, ask. Go straight to the source. (As helpful as it is, Google doesn’t ALWAYS have the right answers.) You never know when someone has an answer for you.
The awesome thing about our world is that we are all different, and we all have different information and opinions. Ask your parents, teachers, siblings, friends, for help and answers.
When you don’t get help or an answer, the best thing to do is have faith, and ask God about it. I truly believe that He has all the answers. Whenever I am in doubt or am having trouble (even with something as little as trying to get a DVD to work), I get down on my knees or simply close my eyes and ask Him for help.
Sometimes I don’t get an answer or help right away, but something I always get is a refreshing feeling of peace and comfort, and I know everything will be alright. Have patience. My mom likes to say, “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”
If you don’t have anyone that you feel you can talk to, He will be there for you, and provide you with the love, understanding, and compassion that only God can give!
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” – Hebrews 4:16
If you need help, ask for it. Find many people to ask and be persistent and polite. If you keep asking and looking, you will eventually get the answers you are looking for. Be sure to refresh these instructions in your mind often, and you will have success in your life.
How do you ask for help?Be confident!