I used to be a person that had to do everything myself. I did this to prove myself to others because growing up people made fun of me for not being very smart. Year after year I would be the boss and the laborer, and year after year my body would break down even more. I would come home not only physically drained from doing a 3 person job but also feel like my brain was tossed in a blender. I trained at the gym every morning for hours to have the strength to carry the huge loads of wood and concrete needed to get through the job. It was exhausting to say the least! Over the last 4 years my body has been suffering quite a bit and is harder and harder for me to accomplish the smallest of tasks. Over the last four years however God has placed people in my life to help carry the load, “Praise God!” At first it was incredibly hard to accept that help from others because being humble to me meant being weak. God has shown me though that being humble actually makes you stronger. Not only are the jobs looking a whole lot better but I’m giving my body time to heal. I’m able to accept help and sharing my building knowledge with others. Yesterday God blessed me with a friend that worked with me and is coming back today to finish the job. This help came just in the nick o’ time too because my plate is being loaded down with more things to do. If you have not reached out for help and your days seem overwhelming, try asking God for assistance. It’s amazing how just those simple words to Him will change everything. Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for yet another beautiful day. Thank you for the opportunity to be better Christians than the day before. Help us to rely on your guidance today and be more accepting of your help. We give you our day today and submit to you our plans. Thank you dear Jesus, in your name we pray, Amen! Philippians 2:3 do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Proverbs 11:2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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