Learning to Receive
I will admit it. I have a problem….
Yep, that is me. I can do for others, I can encourage. I cook meals, send cards, type texts. I talk on the phone and will meet for breakfast, lunch or dinner.(It helps that I love to talk too). I even write this blog believing that the Father will use something I say to bring encouragement to others.
But receive? Nope. Not me.
Almost 7 years ago we lost our home to a derecho. We literally had to rebuild our home and move into a rental home for over four months.
Almost 4 weeks ago I had a “super path” hip replacement.
Both of these times I have had to “receive” from people. And I really think it has been pride. There I said it….kind of like…”Oh, we don’t need your help…we know that God can handle it.”
HELLO…HE can handle it. HE did handle it. Through the love and giving of others. We have to allow others to love on us. We have to allow others to feel like we do when we give. “In giving we receive” is something that I have always said.
So I will continue to understand that holding my hands out to receive is as important as holding them out to give.
*NIV Bible, personal graphics