Ask for Help @ Work


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Matthew 7:7-8 (KJV): “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

COMMENTARY: In the Bible, “ask” appears 235 times and “help” appears 166 times. Yet, asking for help can be difficult in the workplace, especially for perfectionists or timid people who think that asking for help is shameful or embarrassing.  

The reality is that we ALL need help. The concept of people helping people goes back to the beginning of the human race in Genesis 2:18, when God created Eve to be Adam’s “help mate.” People have been helping each other ever since.

Are you facing a particular challenge today at work? You don’t have to handle it alone. Adam was alone, and God knew that he needed someone to assist him. You have supervisors, co-workers, suppliers, peers, friends and family who can help you to deal with challenges. But, you have to be proactive. They’re not mind-readers. They’re busy living their lives. You have to ASK for help. It won’t come automatically. You need to request it. Ask first from God Himself; then, as He works and directs, ask other people.

Joyfully yours,


For Further Exploration

For further exploration about Proverbs 22:3 (KJV),read Proverbs and Work from the Theology of Work Bible Commentary.