Move the furniture across the room and then back again when I discover I do not like the change---NO PROBLEM---Push-Pull-Shove-Grunt-Groan---moving it an inch at a time. Turn the mattress on the bed---foot end back to the head--all the way over---it's like picking up a family of four and relocating them. It needs turning though.
Paint the entire house---paint the entire apartment--re-treat the deck and wood fence. Put not one but four coats on the apartment---three coats on the house---it took almost a month to paint the house---WHY? I did it all alone.
Just today, I crawled under the car to make a temporary repair with PINK twine! Ask for help--perhaps there was a better solution---NAH!
What causes us to not ask for help? Why are we so reluctant to accept the offers of others to give us a hand? STUBBORN----DETERMINED---NO SINFUL!
My pride keeps me from asking for help---or even accepting help when it is offered. The need to be in control and on the throne of self reliance creates the hesitation. I PAY---oh DO I pay---for my sin--sore back--strained muscles--bruises-bumps---it costs me dearly. And then there are those who would have been blessed by helping---my pride refused them a blessing!
I need to back up---examine my motives---and take a lesson in grace. Without a doubt--my largest sin---failure to give up control and give in to accepting my limitations---Time to work on that!
"And do not neglect doing good and sharing; for with such sacrifices God is pleased."