We All Need Help In Our Lives
“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.”Albert Schweitzer
Early Sunday morning, I woke up from a dream in which a friend of mine who is about 15 years older than me needed help getting out of a swimming pool. As I helped him get up on the edge of the pool, he expressed his embarrassment for needing my help. I explained to him that he had helped so many people over the course of his life, and it was okay to get a little help for himself right now.
This is when I woke up.
The dream wandered around in my thoughts as I tried to go back to sleep. Dreams can be weird. Are they really trying to give us messages or are they just the result of the sushi I ate the night before?
I’m an engineer, not a psychologist. In other words, I’m not sure I can fully answer that question.
The Bible clearly talks about dreams that were providing messages. Think of Joseph’s dreams in the book of Genesis. God clearly seemed to be speaking to him about his future leadership and role in saving his family.
So what can I learn from my crazy dream? After all, I know my friend is currently capable of climbing out of a swimming pool all by himself.
Maybe the dream is reminding me to be aware of others in need and to lend a helping hand when the opportunities present themselves.
Maybe the dream is reminding me that I need to accept the help of others. I have recently felt overburdened by the weight of several responsibilities I carry.
Maybe the dream is just telling me to be more careful in selecting my sushi next time.
Whatever the case may be, I think it’s never too much to help others, and it’s also important to ask for help and to accept the help of others.