October 21, 2020

103.Stop Missing Flights

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Episode 103


Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

Matthew 5:42


This weekend I traded my Miami palm trees for the beautiful Arizona desert cacti. On my way back home, I had a layover in Texas, and a young girl came up to my group of friends asking for help. She didn’t know where her gate was, and her boarding ticket was printed, missing this vital information. Don’t ask me how that happened.


She was traveling alone, and immediately, I was nervous for her. I got up out of my seat and helped her find her gate number. I directed her to where she should go.


I hope she made it onto her flight. But it immediately got me thinking about us as humans. I admired her for asking us for help. Most people would have tried to figure their way out on their own.


If she had to wait any longer, she would have missed her flight.


I wonder how many opportunities we miss every single day because we didn’t ask for help.


How many theoretical flights have you missed because you didn’t ask for directions to the gate?


Asking for help can be hard sometimes. Our egos don’t allow us to be vulnerable. Some of us fear the feeling of being weak or needing help. I know I can sometimes fear growing old because I never want to be in a situation where I can’t care for myself. This is something I’m working on.


But like in everything, there are seasons. Seasons in which you can help others, serve others, pour into others, but there are also seasons in which you need to be poured into. You need to be served. You need help.


I don’t know which season you find yourself in today, but you weren’t meant to live this life alone. Surround yourself with people who will guide you when you need them. Surround yourself with people who will point you to Jesus every single time because He is ultimately our number one confidant and helper. Like Psalm 54:4 says, “Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life.”



Father God, thank you for the Godly people in our lives. Thank you for surrounding us with others that can help us when we need it most. Thank you for ultimately being our number one supporter and helper. When we need it, Lord, I pray we have the courage to ask for it. As we go about our day today, bless us, open doors for us, allow us to shed your light in the world. In your Holy name, we pray, Amen!

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