With headsets on and microphone almost touching our lips, I sat in the studio with Angie Austin and Robbie Lobst discussing The Good News. After we listened to a news story we pondered the question, Why it’s difficult to ask for assistance? Angie turned to me and said, “You work with women, why do we have a hard time asking for help?”
Since there are various reasons why we struggle with reaching out to others, my mind shuffled quickly through answers looking for the best reason. With precious air time, I could only choose one before we had to move on to the next ‘Good News’ story.
“Well,” I said, (which by the way, is just a filler word until I can locate what I’m searching for) “we are afraid of rejection.” “Ah, yes,” they both agreed. We chatted briefly about the topic then it was time to report on the next touching story.
Since we didn’t get to elaborate more on the topic of asking for help, here’s three ways to do it with confidence:
*Don’t preface your asking with an ‘out’ clause. For example, “Don’t feel obligated, but I’d could use your help with…” Don’t make excuses, simply state what you need.
*Give grace to the person when they can’t help. If they say no, it’s not personal.
*Trust and boldly ask God to bring you the person that can and will help you.
We had a great discussion and Angie asked me to join her weekly on The Good News. So tune in, will you?
My first broadcast airs today on:
KLTT 670 AM at 4:00 pm MT
KKPZ 1330 AM at 2:00 pm MT
KLVZ 810 AM at 5:00 pm MT
In fact, listen in everyday, Monday through Friday. It’s always great to hear good news.