Do you have difficulty accepting help from others? Does it make you feel weak, incompetent, or vulnerable? Receiving help requires letting go of your self-sufficiency even if it’s just for a moment. Instead of feeling vulnerable, many of us prefer to hide behind a mask of confidence and capability.

Sadly, this affects our relationships with our kids. Sometimes we have it so “together” that it’s hard for our kids to believe we even need a Savior. We may think we are being strong, but when we fail to admit our needs and struggles, our kids are often reluctant to share theirs. They may feel inadequate in comparison and compelled to hide behind their own masks.

Ask God to reveal where you’ve been depending on yourself instead of Him and remember He often meets our needs through others.

Take a risk today and allow someone to help you — maybe even one of your kids!

But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me. (2 Corinthians 12:9 HCSB)

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