In the past, I never asked for help or support. I thought I was so strong, and I believed I could do everything myself – that I needed to do everything myself.
But life pushed me out of my comfort zone. I didn’t like it. I felt shameful that I had to ask other people for help.
Then I learned to ask … and I received.
When I saw that people could support me in ways I never knew were possible, another door opened for me. I saw that I wasn’t alone.
I recently attended an event in California where the leader was offering another program that required a $1,000 deposit. The leader asked if anyone had any questions about it.
A woman in the audience raised her hand and was invited to go up on stage, where she said, “You’ve already taken my money for this program, and I don’t have the money for the next one. I am a single mom, and now you want more money from me, and I don’t have it.”
The leader said, “Can you create it?”
And the woman said, “No. I’m already working two jobs.”
The leader asked her, “Who can you ask for help?”
“No one,” she answered. “I have to do this all on my own. I can’t ask for help. I will never ask for help.”
At that moment, another woman in the audience of 400 women stood up and said, “Why don’t you ask for help from us?”
Before I knew it, everyone got up from their seats and gave her cash on the spot, until there was $4,000 on the stage. Four hundred strangers were blessing her and helping her.
This woman’s life changed forever, all because she raised her hand. She will never be the same.
And after witnessing this, I will never be the same, either.
It is amazing what’s out there that we never ask for.
What would you want to ask for? Tell me on my Facebook page.