YOU CAN ASK, BUT NEVER BEG
“The strong individual is the one who asks for help when he needs it.” Rona Berett.
We all need help at one time or another and there is no crime in asking for help anytime you need one. You don’t need help because you are weak, but you need help in order to remain strong. A lot of people gave up their dreams just because they couldn’t get the needed assistance to fulfill such dreams.
I encourage you not to give up when you are turned down by those you expected to help you. May be they didn’t have what you need at such times. All you need to do is to make further attempts elsewhere. At every point of genuine needs, God has assigned people to help you and it’s your duty to locate them.
As much as you need help, make sure you go about it with wisdom. Don’t ask just anybody for help and never subject yourself to ridicule simply because you need help. You don’t deserve the help of those who see your requests as burdens or those who would treat you as nobody just because you need their help.
Here is what I have discovered, true helpers of your destiny will never look down on you or see your requests as burdens. In fact they won’t regard helping you as a big deal, but an opportunity to add value to you and become parts of your success stories.
Some people are so negative that they have to say NO seven times before they say YES once. Learn to know WHO to ask, WHAT to ask, WHEN and HOW to ask for help. Not all help is worth asking.
I pray that God raises help for as many who are in serious needs in Jesus name. Amen.
In Matthew 21:1-6, Jesus Christ needed to ride on a donkey into Jerusalem but He didn’t have one. So He sent two of his disciples to request for a donkey in the neighbourhood.
The significance of Him riding on a donkey into Jerusalem was to solemnize his entering as a humble King of peace.
Traditionally, entering the city on a donkey symbolizes arrival in peace, rather than as a war-waging king arriving on a horse.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
That was not the first time of Jesus Christ coming to Jerusalem, but He needed to ride on a donkey in order to achieve the followings:
• To create awareness of His presence,
• to showcase His humility as the Prince of Peace,
• to officially wide up His three and half years earthly ministry,
• to have a triumphant entry into the city,
Jesus Christ owns the heavens and the earth. Ps. 50:10-12, Haggai 2:8, 1Chro. 29:11. Yet He needed a donkey and had to borrow. This shows that no matter how wealthy or influential you may be, there are times you are going to need things you don’t have.
WORTH THINKING ABOUT
To fulfill your destiny, you are going to need people’s assistance at different times for different purposes. It is your responsibility to identify such people and cultivate strategic relationship with them ahead of when their help will be needed.
By Gbenga Emiloju.