Can’t

My daughter will be 5 soon… that means (at least for her) that she thinks she can do everything and nothing all at once. And I guess, in a way, she’s right. (Was it Albert Einstein who said “If you think you can’t do something, you’re right.”? Henry Ford? Eh, it was someone.) Anyway, so this is what my house sounds like this morning…

“Mom, I can’t do it!”
“Mom, it’s too hard!!”
“Mom, I give up!!!”
(Be sure you read mom “MAAHHHHMM” lol)

It’s not like I asked her to move the couch from one side of the living room to the other… these were things like making her bed, finding her book (it was right in front of her…) The funny thing is, I was more than willing to help. In three different instances today, she was standing in her room, yelling across the house, frustrated beyond all get-out, because she couldn’t do it… and if once, JUST ONCE, she had said “Mommy, my comforter is quite large. I could really use a little bit of help getting it onto my bed right.” or even just “Mom, will you please help me?” I would have, in a heartbeat…

And that made me think.

How many times have I been in a ministry situation and thought “What am I doing?! I can’t do this!” and left it at that? It’s not like I don’t know my Daddy loves to help me, it’s just that I don’t ask. Duh, Jess! Of course you can’t do it. You’re not supposed to. I CAN. ASK ME.

I realize this lacks all sorts of profundity on multiple levels, but it hit me good and I wanted to share.

Ask for help. Big things, little things, it doesn’t matter. Daddy God will be happy to answer, if you just ASK.

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