How To Ask For What You Want

Do you find it hard sometimes expressing your desires to God? Have you ever worried that God may find you pushy or demanding? Or worse, you fear that your prayer will be turned down? Here are 3 things that will help you when you're wondering, how to ask God for what you want.

Asking God for what you want and need is a necessary part of life. And the more you practice it, the easier it becomes.

  1. Ask without fear.

Fear is an obstacle that blocks your capacity to receive. And I’m not just talking about the fear of making your voice heard. I’m also talking about the fear of getting what you want and realizing it’s NOT what you’d hoped it would be.

You may also fear losing it, and the fear of what will happen if you don’t get it. These are all very common, and they can get in the way of going after the things you yearn for most.

Here’s something to bank on. You can be fearless If you’re asking God for anything He says you can have in the Bible – because He’s already said you can have it.

Be brave and ask for what God says you can have – no fear necessary!

  1. Ask with trust.

When you don’t believe you deserve what you’re asking for - and if you don’t believe you’re worthy – you’re not going to be open to receiving it, and you probably won’t get it.

Say this with me OUTLOUD: “I won’t get it if I don’t trust God to give it.”

Did that sink in?

Ok, now say THIS:

“All things are possible for those who believe.” (Matthew 19:26)

All things are possible for who?

Those who believe.

That’s trust. Use it and get what you’re asking for!

  1. Ask without expectations.

When you want something you might be required to ask more than once - And you can’t get too attached to how receive it.

Sometimes God’s delivery truck looks different than what we would expect.

Back in college, I remember praying for a certain young man to wake up one day and realize I was the greatest catch on the planet. I wanted him to marry me. I expected to have his last name.

Guess what? Didn’t happen.

But God did answer my prayer and give me a husband that is amazing and better for me than what I was asking for. Had my expectation been met, I would have hooked up with the wrong guy.

I’m glad God doesn’t always give me what I’m expecting!

If you want love, Pray for love. But know that it might take a while and it may not come from the person you expect.

If you want a satisfying career, understand that you make get it, but it may not be in the field, position, or timeframe you thought it might come in. 

So write these down inside your Bible or prayer journal and let them help you guide your prayers:

  1. Ask without fear.
  2. Ask with trust.
  3. Ask without expectations.

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