Everyone needs a little help from time to time, but even with such a simple request, there can be confusion. Part of that confusion is between neediness and legitimately needing support.
Spiritual neediness is needing someone else to do things for you and giving up your personal ability to do things you need to do. This is the path of the spiritual child.
The spiritual adult realizes that they need assistance for something, and they get the support that allows them to grow or heal. The child continually needs help while the spiritual adult does not.
It’s like teaching someone to fish versus giving them the fish. The person who learns to fish doesn’t need to be taught how to fish over and over and over again. Eventually, they know how to fish. When they want fish, they go and get some. The person given a fish continually needs to be given more fish because they still don’t know how to get fish on their own. They are trapped in their need.
That in a nutshell is the difference between spiritual neediness and the true need for spiritual help.
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