Asking for Help (And Actually Getting It!)

At the beginning of March, I whiteboarded all the major projects that had to be done before picking up Eli.  This list included: CD, Honey-Dos, weddings, RELI 101 wrapup, messages, services, etc.

I had to map out a plan to get the stuff done, but then I realized something: I can’t get all this done.

I need help.

And lots of it.

So, I did something I normally don’t do: I asked for help.

Whether it was friends, coworkers, or church members, I sought help.  I asked for people to help with major things that have to do with my home, job, and projects.  And guess what?  It got done.  I’m going to pick up my son and my huge to-do list of crazy stuff is completed.  And it is completed better with their help than just on my own.

Call it delegation.  Call it admittance of inability.  Call it whatever you want, but I did it, and I am eternally grateful for it.

Not only did it help me out, but I also realized that it allowed some great people some great opportunities to use their gifts and shine.

So, to all who helped me out in these last weeks doing things I probably should have sought your expertise on regardless of whether my travel dates were approaching or not, I thank you.  I sincerely thank you for your love, support, and partnership.

And I promise to keep it up.  I need you to survive.

Travis Agnew is a Christian, husband, father, pastor, author, blogger, and religion instructor.

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13 Comments

  1. Hannah Disbrow

    1. You are SO welcome…even though i really have not done too much!2. I FREAKING MISS THAT WHITEBOARD!!!!! Most definitely on the top 10 things i miss about working at NS!3. YOUR SON IS COMING HOOOOMMMEEEEEE!!!!!

  2. Hannah Disbrow

    1. You are SO welcome…even though i really have not done too much!2. I FREAKING MISS THAT WHITEBOARD!!!!!​ Most definitely on the top 10 things i miss about working at NS!3. YOUR SON IS COMING HOOOOMMMEEEEEE!​!!!!

  3. Jamie Parler

    You're sweet. I love you. Go get you

  4. Anthony A. Gravley

    man… i can not wait to get my hands on eli's lil cheeks. they've been callin my name since y'all got the most recent p

  5. You're sweet. I love you. Go get your boy!

  6. Hannah Nichols Disbrow

    1. You are SO welcome…even though i really have not done too much!2. I FREAKING MISS THAT WHITEBOARD!!!!! Most definitely on the top 10 things i miss about working at NS!3. YOUR SON IS COMING HOOOOMMMEEEEE

  7. man… i can not wait to get my hands on eli's lil cheeks. they've been callin my name since y'all got the most recent pics 🙂

  8. man… i can not wait to get my hands on eli's lil cheeks. they've been callin my name since y'all got the most recent pics 🙂

  9. Rick Hendricks

    Glad to help Trav — you know you are in our prayers and we can't wait to mee

  10. 1. You are SO welcome…even though i really have not done too much!2. I FREAKING MISS THAT WHITEBOARD!!!!! Most definitely on the top 10 things i miss about working at NS!3. YOUR SON IS COMING HOOOOMMMEEEEEE!!!!!

  11. Glad to help Trav — you know you are in our prayers and we can't wait to meet Eli!

  12. Woody Nivens

    Glad to be a small part of it – thanks for asking. Have a great trip. I know it is one that you will never f

  13. Glad to be a small part of it – thanks for asking. Have a great trip. I know it is one that you will never forget!

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