There are moments when we need help.
JOHN 19:28 JESUS KNEW THAT HIS MISSION WAS NOW FINISHED, AND TO FULFILL SCRIPTURE HE SAID, “I AM THIRSTY.”
This was Jesus admitting that there was something that he couldn't do on his own. That he needed help. He needed a hand.
Some days, we will need a hand to help us. There are two very distinct avenues we can take:Throwing a pity party: this is where you dig a hole deeper and deeper. You don't do anything to fix the problem.
Admitting a need: this is where you make a genuine call for help, and find a hand to grab to help pull you back to the surface. At some point in our lives, we have to be authentic enough to acknowledge our needs.
WHEN WE GET AROUND PEOPLE AND IN THE CHURCH, WE PUT OUR MASK ON.
But, y'all, where does that come from? Jesus didn't wear a mask-- on on the worst day he ever had he admitted his needs. Mask off, saying, "I am thirsty."
WE MUST LEARN TO SAY:
I need help.
I need you.
Throw me a rope.
I need somebody to walk with me.
I need somebody to do life with.
Why do we rummage through the trash to find our best mask? And we on those good clothes. And the best shoes. And hop into the fancy car. And get the degrees. And the jobs. And use the social media to say everything is fine. Everything is great. Everything is perfect! Why do we pretend and lie to ourselves and others?
GENESIS 3:10 He replied, “I heard you walking in the garden, so I hid. I was afraid because I was naked.”
TO LIVE WITH THE MASK OFF...
Do not let fear and pride cripple us.
Remember our fears are rooted back to the beginning of our time
Decide to reveal instead of conceal
Stop letting fear dictate how we respond
Stop thinking, "I can't tell them because..."
Quit wondering how people will react to your truth
What is making you wear a mask instead of receiving help?
There has to be a moment that you crack-- that you cannot bear the weight alone anymore, and you seek help.
JAMES 4:6 And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
OUR NEEDS CANNOT BE MET UNTIL WE ADMIT OUR NEEDS. WE MUST LET GO OF OUR PRIDE, AND THEN, WE CAN BEGIN TO WALK HUMBLY.
We need people. We need a person. Your very worst day may just be the day that you make your deepest relationship.
WE MUST EMBRACE BEING LOVED.
We must get used to it. It is hard. Let. People. Love. You. Accept Love. Acknowledge that you need love to make it in this life.
Find people who will push you, love you, and make you uncomfortable.
WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES. WE ALL SIN. LET GO. OPEN UP.
Hugs, kisses, and tons of love.
Cheers, Ty Snowden