No one is immune from fear. Taking action in the face of fear is a sign of your courage. Sometimes, I forget to ask for help from the people in my corner. Why do I make things harder?
I have people in my life who stand in my corner. But I also have a trio of Ultimate Cornermen who are ready to help as soon I ask. Real life people are often tired, busy, unavailable, not really interested, or not sure if they can really help out in a complicated situation. My trio fills that gap whenever I ask.
The Father, Son and Holy Ghost
This dynamic trio never have other things going on that get in the way of their direct response. Who am I talking about? Well, the Holy Trinity, of course: The Father, Son and Holy Ghost
No matter who is in your corner, they give advice — and then watch as you step into the situation that is creating fear. Cornermen shout instructions to help create a positive result.
“Be on guard! Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love.” 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 NLT
Don’t face fear alone!
Asking for help is a sign of strength. People won’t know what you need unless you let them know. Being congratulated by your cornermen is fantastic. But it’s even better to depend on them for support when you fail. No one wins every time. If you do, then it’s time to expand your comfort zone. No risk. No reward.
God uses adversity to strengthen and mature us during our walk through life.
Alert your corner
With their encouragement (and a game plan), step boldly and confidently into the situation driving up fear. You only feel alone. With support from your corner, you’re never alone.
Ask for help and you will be supported.
photo credit: Kenny Florian and Keith Florian