January 3 – Permission Granted

5:3 – Permission Granted

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Yesterday, I shared that my word of the year is Allow. My best friend I need to allow others to help me. When I first thought of this, it’s as if I’m giving them permission to help me. After more thinking, I’ve decided that’s not the point at all. People want to do things and don’t need my permission. The person who I have to allow or give permission to is myself. We have to be open and able to accept help. We need to see that it’s not a sign of weakness and we don’t need to martyr ourselves for others. This may be the hardest lesson ever.

  • Do you give yourself permission to accept what others are willing to do for you?
  • How do you allow yourself to accept God’s help and role in your life.
  • Psalm 133:1 – “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!”
  • Psalm 121:2 – My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
  • Exodus 18:14-15 – When Moses’ father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he asked, “What are you really accomplishing here? Why are you trying to do all this alone while everyone stands around you from morning till evening?”

Allowing someone to do something for you isn’t about being above them and them needing your permission. It’s you allow g yourself to accept it. We see in Psalms that our help comes Frlm the Lord and he is happy when we live in unity. Unity means helping one another meet their needs. Even Moses was told to accept more help as it was readily available.

As we grant permission to ourselves, we realize that we don’t have to do it on our own, that others while they may do it differently is just as good as the way we do it. We have to release control to God and allow him to work through his people.

As we close, remember when you allow people to help, you grant yourself permission to accept help and rest.


Lord Jesus, thank you for your servants who want to help us. Lord, you show us that accepting help is how you want us to live. You’ve shown us that by living in unity, dividing burdens, and multiplying successes, we all succeed. We love you and pray this in your name, Amen.

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