Being A Good Receiver
H owdy people! Hope you are well. 😀 Today I want to share with you the importance of being a good receiver. Very often, we are ready to give to others but yet is hesitant about receiving as we feel that receiving help from others means we are weak and vulnerable.
Why Is It Important To Receive?
“Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.”
~ Sarah Ban Breathnatch
- Always giving can be physically & mentally draining. Hence we need to take a step back and receive once in a while.
- Being able to receive can be a humbling experience as we acknowledge our vulnerabilities and own them.
- It may take a longer route for us to figure things out by ourselves. If we were to ask for help, this route can be shortened significantly.
- Sometimes in life, many blessings are just in front of us. Opportunities are knocking at our doors. All we need to do is to reach out to RECEIVE them!
GIVE to RECEIVE
“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”
~ Luke 6:8
When I say being a good receiver, that doesn’t mean that you can legitimately be a TAKER.
A TAKER simply takes advantage of others and yet is unwilling to contribute / repay the help they have received earlier.
In my ebook “365 Days to Glorious Victory“, I mentioned about giving unconditionally so that you help others to help yourself. Others will be inspired by your acts of kindness to give as well 🙂
Receiving doesn’t mean that we are incapable. Do remember the fact that we are not perfect and God has gifted us talents in different aspects of our lives.
So in order to do something more efficiently, it is good that we can leverage on others for their expertise. 🙃
When people offer you their help out of kindness, acknowledge them and receive their help freely with a grateful heart.
When I say freely, it means to receive without restraints. You need to let go of your pride and insecurities in order to receive.
You may internalise with yourself this: “I am NOT a burden when I RECEIVE! I RECEIVE so that I can GIVE MORE!“
The Tragedy of The Drowning Boy
There was a boy drowning in the midst of the ocean. He called for God to save him.
A life boat sailed past and offered to haul him up into the boat but the boy refused to receive help as he had faith that God would save him personally. So the life boat left…
Then, a helicopter flew past and dropped a rope ladder for the boy to grab hold of. The boy rejected it and insisted on waiting for God. The helicopter left without a choice…
So the boy continued to struggle whilst calling upon God. He drowned ultimately but he managed to meet God in heaven.
The boy questioned: “Why did you NOT save me God?”
God: “I did!”
“I did not see you when I was drowning!”
“Well, I sent a life boat but you refused to get in. Then I sent you a helicopter but you rejected their help.”
So the moral of the story is to open your heart to receive help when needed!
Recently, my husband sprained his neck and he was in great pain as he was unable to rotate his neck to the left. This made him very frustrated as he had problems driving due to the restricted mobility of his neck.
When my Mom knew about it, she immediately offered to give him a neck and shoulder rub to help alleviate his pain. Dad experienced the same before and knew how my husband is feeling and hence offered to lend us his electronic massager and medicated ointment.
We were hesitant at first because we felt bad for receiving help from our elderly parents. However, we were glad that we accepted their help ultimately because the tips they provided were invaluable.
My husband is feeling much better after visiting the TCM Physician recommended by my parents. By God’s grace, he should be in good shape to depart for our long holiday in Europe this coming Thursday.
Our Humbling Lesson
Sometimes, we just need to humble ourselves to receive knowledge from the more experienced.
By receiving the help from others, we can also be grateful for the help we have received.
By acknowledging our weaknesses / lacking, we are also in a better position to empathise with others with similar issues and we can then pass on the help we have received earlier to the ones who need it too!
So this is how the multiplier effect happens in real life!
Are You A Good Receiver?
After reading my somewhat lengthy blog, have you ever received help from others in your life?
Feel free to share your experiences / opinions in the comment box below!
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To a Victorious You