Ask, and do not assume…hahaha. It’s always best if you ask, than keeping quiet and decide to make your own assumptions.
One of the purposes the Lord Jesus came to the planet earth is to get us out of the prison of ignorance. Many of us, we are destroyed for the lack of knowledge about God and His ways, about His grace and love for us, knowledge of hope, knowledge of how to receive from the Kingdom of God.
The Gospel, The Word of God, is the key to get us out of spiritual blindness and ignorance. That’s why we need to read it and get understanding of it. There are secrets from the Word of God that we need to discover and unfold for our benefits. Sometimes we can have sight but still can’t see, because we lack the inner sight, or insight of the things confronting us. The Bible says, in the book of Psalm chapter 119 verse 130 that “The entrance of The Word of God gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.” Anytime you feel like you are in darkness, or having feelings of heaviness, discouragement, confusion or misunderstanding; just go to Google search engine and type Bible scriptures about spirit of heaviness, or discouragement, and so on. Then click the link of your choice, and read it. And as you read it, not only you will get understanding, but also you will feel a sense of relief and comfort from what you have read, perhaps you have got insight concerning your situation to help you deal with it. May be you just heard about a negative report, and you decided to read certain Bible passages, and it brought light and hope into your situation and then the whole atmosphere began to change for you for good. You now have peace, and hope, and solution of how you can solve your negative report. The Word of God not only is truth, but is powerful and can work miraculously for those who will choose to believe.
Okay, so why asking is a secret to success? Very recently I came to this Bible scripture in the book of Psalm chapter 2 verse 8 that says, “Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession.” And if you read the entire chapter 2, you will notice that it is the Lord Jesus Christ that was saying this through the prophet, the narrator of the book of Psalm chapter 2. Many say it was King David who wrote many of the books of Psalms.
If you read verse 7 and 8 together, it says, “I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession.”
I read this Bible scripture before, but this time it hit me, and I said wow, how come I haven’t notice it before. A while ago, I shared that what the Lord Jesus says to one, many times He says to all; usually it applies to all, because God’s promises are for all of us for us to claim by faith. Even though this specifically Bible passage, it may refer to the Lord Jesus, but since we are in Jesus, and He is in us, and we are presenting Him on earth as His followers and ambassadors, therefore it applies to us also. It was the Lord Jesus who said, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
So the Lord Jesus said, “I will declare the decree, The Lord has said to Me, Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession.” It is said the Psalms were recorded many years before He came to the planet earth.
And it hit me, and I realized perhaps there are some things we would be able to receive from God, if we only dare to ask to Him, and take them by faith. It’s possible that many times we do not have, because we have asked not, or maybe we did, but then ended up doubting before we could receive them. There is this scripture that says, sometimes we ask and not get because we asked with wrong intentions. But the main point is that it’s better to ask and get clear answers, rather not asking at all. A lot of us many opportunities passed us by because we were afraid to ask.
So let’s go back to the Scripture, and see how it will sound for us when we put our requests to it; “Ask Me, and I will make you operate your business and ministry internationally…hahaha. Ask Me for big things, because I’m able to deliver…hahaha. Ask me for wisdom; it looks like you have been stranded…hahaha”
Maybe my question is, why would the Lord said ask? Does it mean, it’s very necessary to ask because if we won’t ask, we won’t be given? One thing I know is that, it’s better to ask than assuming things. I mean, instead of assuming for instance, that promotion at your office is yours; it’s best if you ask first for it so they may put you as a prospect candidate. The worst thing can happen if we ask is for them to say no. We all have been rejected at one point or another. It certainly won’t be our first no, or our last no, in life….hahaha, therefore we shouldn’t be afraid to ask.
Sometimes if we could only ask, things would have been different for us. With our loved ones for instance; if we could only ask what are they thinking, and how are they, instead of assuming things are continually normal. With our businesses or ministries is another example; I have recently learned about this by the way. Business experts say we should ask our customers for feedback because it will help improve our services. Feedback from our customers is necessary for our companies, or organizations success. There are several ways to do it; but one of them it could be to send them emails and questionnaires with questions such as what would they like to see more of, what’s the most important things to them, why they subscribed, and so on.
So you can say, the art of asking is another secret to success, not just to our careers, but to our relationships, and whatever we can think of, because you never know; you might get what you asked for.
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To your success,