End of last week we were reading together in chapter 8 of It's No Secret - "Get By With a Little Help From Your Friends." I said that it was a revelation to me to realize that God hardwired us to need each other.
As a "good American," I always figured I was to pull myself up by my boot straps and become self-sufficient. And as a good Southern belle, I thought I was to become a Steel Magnoilia. Strong and self-reliant - only looking delicate. Turns out, I'm really a redwood - which makes sense if you read the chapter.
The other peice to that revelation was that God gifted us to help one another. I don't have all the tools in my pink tool box - you have some that I don't have. So I'm going to need you to use those on my behalf. And I'm going to need to use my tools for your sake, on your behalf.
I recently came across an interview with Anita Renfroe, offering some terrific advice on stepping out in your gifting. HERE's the article link and HERE is the video link to watch it.
There's good wisdom there. Don't you love Anita? I'm so glad God dropped that huge hammer of humor in her box for our enjoyment. Here's one of Anita's best songs, just in time for Mother's Day approaching.