Thursday, March 6, 2014

Five Minute Friday: Willing

Five Minute Friday

Willing. 

There are so many things I have been willing to happen.  I struggled and I struggled for months while willing things to work out.

When I finally let go and let someone know what I needed, things started to fall into place. 

Nothing is perfect right now.  I would never declare something to be perfect, but things are feeling better in my life.  Less tense.  Less stressed.  Less awful.

But I don't necessarily know that willing them to happen is what made it happen.  It appears that in order for me to move past the roadblock that were in front of me in so many areas, I needed to be willing to ask for help and say specifically what it was that I needed. 

So often, I struggle with being direct with others about what I need because I am uncomfortable outright asking for something that someone has no obligation to give me.  However, I'm beginning to learn that when I am willing to ask for exactly what I need and I am willing to do what I need to do on my part to obtain it then my chances of receiving it are much greater than if I wait around and hope that someone will see, sense or somehow know my need and meet it.  

This applies to so many things and situations in my life, and today I think that I just needed to be willing.  And now that I find myself in a position to help someone else and I am willing to do it, I realize that what I really want from them might be what others wanted of me...that I was willing to meet them in what they were willing to do in order to get what I wanted.

4 comments:

  1. Oh how this hit close to home. I have such a hard time asking for the help that I need. And then I get upset if others can't see that I need help. I am a pretty direct person when I speak from my heart. Just not when it comes to asking for help. Happy to have you visit my blog tonight.

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  2. I keep hoping it will get easier. I guess I'll see. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Asking for what you need is hard. Somehow we become delusional in thinking that people around us just know what we need or should. God gave ability only to animals, not people. You don't have to ask your dog, cat or whatever for love. They are always there giving love, attention, or just being there. And sometimes they disappear to give you space. Never be unwilling to ask. You have nothing to lose, and maybe, just maybe you might get what you want.

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  4. Like Paula said, I completely relate to this. I'm horrible at asking for help directly. I am always afraid of being a burden, but there are definitely times that we need someone's help. And like you said, I always feel relieved when I finally do ask for help.

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