It's SO much harder to receive than to give. My neighbors just arrived and started shoveling our driveway from the snow that has piled up. I never ask them to ... but they do it rather frequently. They know it is difficult for me to do it. But, it does so hurt my pride. Perhaps the sin of pride is what God is working on with me. But, I just hate to have others help me. Does that sound bad? Unfortunately ... I do need help from time to time. My wife tells me that the blessing is in the giving. That it is they who are receiving the blessing so I should just allow them to be blessed.
This all sounds great in theory ... but then my pride sticks it's ugly head up and I start to get jealous. Now I have two problems ... Pride and Jealousy. I wish it was me that was getting blessed instead of them. My problems seem to be compounding. It becomes like a snow ball from the very snow that they are shoveling.
IS there any hope for me?