“Ask and you shall receive.” John 16:24
It is a scripture I know quiet well, yet often have such a hard time doing for myself. Growing up I didn’t feel like I could ask for anything. I felt unimportant, despite being considered spoiled. by my siblings I learned how to manipulate to get things, but I had such a hard time directly asking for anything I wanted or needed. It is a hard habit to break, and one that God has had to deal with me on in many levels. At times it is because I don’t really know what I want. Other times, I become so immobilized at the possibility of being told “no” that I fail to ask, even though the answer could realistically be yes.
I have learned to focus on asking God for what I need. I still have a hard time asking others, but if there is really something going on in my world, and I need something, He is my “go to God.” I am great at asking for others, regardless of the need or want unless I am completely against it, I have no problem putting myself out there because it is not personal if I get told no.
But I also have to be willing to ask God for what will motivate me into action. I want to make a difference in the world. I want to complete the plans and purpose God has for me. Guess what, God wants me to too! He knows what to burden me with to bring me to my knees. He know where I need to struggle to being about His promises. And He knows where I need His grace. I just have to focus my ask!
This blog is part of a #Write31Days series on Focus with prompts by #FMFParty. Write 31 Days is an online writing challenge, where bloggers pick one topic and write a post on that topic every day. Five Minute Fridays provides prompts and encourages writers to free write for five minutes on the prompt.