You have them, I have them, we all have them. No one on this earth is perfect. Whether you admit it or not, we all have imperfections. We all have flaws. We all have areas that could use some improvement. One person’s flaws may not be the same as another’s, but that is okay. Where one person struggles, another excels. And by working together, we can accomplish something amazing.

One of the very many flaws I have is that I do not like to ask for help. Whether it is with school work, small projects, or big life changes, I don’t like to ask for it. My independent self wants to figure it out all on its own. Part of my reasoning for not asking for help is I don’t want to burden anyone else with my problems. Everyone else has their own problems to deal with, so why weigh them down with mine? The result is that I bury and stuff all of my burdens and struggles inside me and eventually, I fall beneath the heavy weight. It all becomes too much for me to handle alone. It’s when I finally reach my breaking point that I reach out to others for help.

I know that is not the best way to handle those situations. I know I should seek the help of others before I even reach that point. But at the time, I feel I have it all under control. I believe that I can deal with life’s frustrations all on my own. In reality, the problems of this world could be handled so much more smoothly if I had just asked for help right from the beginning. I would not have had to face it alone, but I would have someone there to encourage me, to uplift me, and to see me through to the end. I’m getting better at that, I really am. I’m trying to seek help in areas I struggle in. I need advice, I need input on how I can handle certain things differently. I don’t have all the answers. I figured that one out pretty fast. Thankfully with the help of God, friends, and family, I’ve been able to solve my problems more quickly and more efficiently. I have discovered that I am a lot less stressed over the situation and the outcome is so much better than if I had faced it alone.

“Two are better than one,

    because they have a good return for their labor:

If either of them falls down,

    one can help the other up.

But pity anyone who falls

    and has no one to help them up.

Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.

    But how can one keep warm alone?

Though one may be overpowered,

    two can defend themselves.

A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12


SIDENOTE: I also love the song “Flaws” by Bastille. It goes along with this post and if you haven’t heard this amazing song yet click the play button in the video below and enjoy!