Reference text : Luke 17:11-19
Luke 17:12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:
While thank you and sorry may be easy to say, another pair of words that also appear very easy to say but are actually some of the hardest to, is: ‘Help me’. In using those words, people feel as though they are ‘naked’ before others because they will have to make known some rather intimate details and reveal their own weaknesses.
That was one thing the lepers in the Gospel today did not even bother thinking about because ideally, they were not to approach anybody as they were classified as unclean. However, they took the bold step of going up to Jesus – they needed help so they sought for it.
There is always an amount of weight on the shoulders of the believer to have it all worked for them- have an ideal family, a perfect job or even better, ‘the perfect life’. Such is the expectation that many are unable to reach out for help because of the fear of being seen as ‘in need’. There are therefore those suffering in silence, crying themselves to sleep, and those living under an envelope of pretence because their reality is no where close to the popularly acclaimed ‘accepted standard’.
Sweetheart, while you can relish the thought of ‘the perfect scenario’, life may not always turn out so and there will be times when you find yourself in a bit of a bind needing help – psychological, material, emotional and spiritual. Some people may never know what help you need until you ask for it so don’t pay attention to anything that seeks to suggest that you cannot ask for help because you should do so when there is the need to.
Remember # Don’t be afraid to ask for help.