Ask and You Shall Receive

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Proverbs 16:18 “Pride comes before disaster and arrogance before a fall.”

Have you ever been too proud to ask for what you need?

Up until recently, I was too proud to ask anyone for help.  I always thought God would miraculously send  what I needed without my asking.

In February of this year, I stepped out on faith and moved out of my parent’s house.  At one point I hit a financial hard place, instead of asking for help I decided to do it my way. Pride kept me from asking anyone for what I needed. Ms. Independent got a title loan I thinking it would get  the money I needed to stay up on my bills. In July I lost my job. I realized at that point, had I asked for help earlier, I probably would have been okay.  After losing my job I soon lost my apartment and car. For several months, I didn’t know what to do. In September, I moved back with my parents, which was the last thing I wanted to do. I felt as though I was too old to be living with them, I didn’t want anyone to know I was there; I was afraid of what would be said.

Once I moved back in, I was applying for jobs left and right with no call backs.  I started to pray and ask God about my purpose.  He began speaking to me about my dreams and my passion.  After praying and listening, I finally heard, go to cosmetology school. This was now the fourth chance I was given this opportunity. I decided to reach out to the director at a local cosmetology school, she informed me I could go on an in house scholarship if I was to go full time and it would only take nine to twelve months to complete.  Although tuition was taken care of, I still had to come up with money to purchase my kit and books .

One day I was having a conversation with my mother and she asked me if I had asked anyone to help me, I told her “no”.   Well, I decided to do something new.  I started asking and ended up getting almost everything I needed.  In scripture we see ask and receive, however if there’s too much pride to ask, you won’t receive.  How much have you allowed pride to keep from you? Ask for what you want or need in prayer and believe that God has already opened the door for you.

Prayer: Thank you father for giving us the ability to just ask. We know that you are already aware of all of our wants and needs, but you do intend for us to ask.  Thank you for giving us the power to get the things that we need.  Help us to lose our prideful attitudes and become humble enough to do what your word instructs us to do.  In Jesus name we pray. Amen. 

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