“But I want to help you….you’re my brother!” Chuckling, I listened as my 13 year old son proceeded to explain to his 5 year old sister, “I’m older than you. I don’t need you to help me.” As the conversation progressed, I smiled in amusement as they came to an agreement and realized how often others (myself included) have the same attitude about help in life: “No thanks, I got this.” No matter where the help comes from, we may resist it. A sign of weakness? Pride? Independence? Insecurity? I’m not sure. In another breath, how many times do we say the same to God, “No thanks, I got this” as we foolishly plow ahead proclaiming, “No worries, I am doing all of this for You, Lord!”
A great reminder for an independent soul: “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD…” Let me do everything with You.