Whenever I have to ask somebody for a favor or some help, I always get the butterflies in my stomach! It is something that I don’t get used to but that which I have to do sometimes! Don’t you break into cold sweat every time you have to ask for something? Here is how asking can help you achieve your goals.
Sometimes back my husband and I went to the mall and when we finished going about our business we went back to the car, he tried to start the engine but the engine failed to start; apparently the battery was faulty. I told him to ask around for somebody to help us and he felt asking will just be too much for him so he opted to rather buy the jumpers and call somebody we know to come and assist us. I went out of the car and asked a random man to assist us and he did assist and we went home with less hustle and within a short time.
This story reminds me of how much people are afraid to ask, even for the little things. We are afraid to be embarrassed with a no. We are afraid that people will see our short comings and we are afraid that we will be seen as inferior if we were to ask. Of course the person you ask from becomes your master just for a moment and once you get what you required from them, there will no longer be your master. Is our ego too big that asking becomes a daunting task? And should our ego be the stumbling block to our goals?
Asking opens the doors that never existed, it develops relationships and networks that may work for you the more in the future. We must never be afraid to ask. I for one have been the culprit of being afraid to ask or maybe too proud to ask! Since I learned the art of asking I see many doors opening, the secret doors that I never thought existed for me. Matthew 7:7 says “Ask and it shall be given to you…” This is a godly principle it works from generation to generation and nothing will ever break it.
Many times people are too good to refuse but because we judge them we do not ask them for the help. If your project is too big for you, go around and ask for the sponsors, ask for the investors, partners, loans and of course grants. If it makes sense to them, you will be surprised by the feedback you get. There are many people who are willing to help you but only if you take the first step of asking for help. Do everything in your might to turn your dreams into reality, even if it means to let go of you ego do so! Otherwise your dream will just remain that, a dream!
“You do not have because you do not ask” James 4:2b, your dreams are not materializing just because you failed to ask! It is such a sad thing because you do not need any money to ask but all you need is your mouth and letting go of pride. We rob ourselves of the good things that we could have just because we are too afraid to ask. Take a step today and ask for that very thing you need and you will be surprised by the outcome. Just try it you will thank me later!
Now that you know how to ask for help, we will talk more on the next stage next week.
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Agape Love, stay Divine!