“And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.”
Often with our family and friends, and even with our god, we presume that they know what we want. We expect them to second guess us all the time. We expect them to know what we want, when we want it. We expect them to know our likes and dislikes – even when they change. It’s almost like proof of love – if you love me, you would know this about me or you wouldn’t need to ask. I remember asking my husband once if he knew my favourite colour. And he turned around and asked me if I knew my favourite colour. And I realised that I didn’t. It had changed and so had I. But I still expected to keep up with those changes and remember the new and maybe even the old. Good God!
With our God we expect God to know our innermost thoughts. And we have so many, some of them even self destructive. Imagine God granting all our wishes or making all our thoughts possible. Wouldn’t that be a nightmare?!
We have to understand that these are not mind readers and will not be able to understand what is not expressed. (And we all know that more times than ever, we don’t know what we want 😉
The trick is to ask, ASK out loud – and can you imagine all the drama getting eliminated! It’s not that the person doesen’t know you or love you or respect you. It’s not about the other person at all. Love yourself, respect yourself enough to ask for what you want. If it’s good for you, you’ll get it. It’s not selfish to ask either, or ill mannered, it’s just being honest.
Even with your God – Ask out loud so that he/she can hear. Knock till the door opens.