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Today’s topic is about 3 simple powerful steps to get what you want. As always, the answer to how to get what you want is in the Bible. It says that when we ask of God, we will receive.
“Ask and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” – Matthew 7:7-8
Those 3 steps are shared in the above scripture, but before we get to them, I want to say something. We all know that we need to work to get something, but some people believe that you can just hope to get something and that if you want it enough, you will get it automatically. That is NOT true. Work comes before play.
Now we can get to the 3 Simple Powerful Steps to Get What you Want:
- ASK – Let’s say you want a new bike. The first part is asking your parents, grandparents, or God. You must recognize that you do not have answers all the time, which is called humility. You can always ask for help or support.
- WORK – Let’s go back to the example: you want a bike and you decide to sell lemonade and save up money. Let’s say you need $80 to get your bike and every 2 cups of lemonade is $1, you only need to sell 160 cups to get the bike. Or, if you earn $10 of allowance every week for doing chores, you can save up money for about 2 months.
- RECEIVE – Now you have $80 dollars and you can head to the store to buy that bike you’ve been wanting! Remember, the most important part is to say thank you for the help you got and show gratitude. You can thank your parents for letting you do the chores and/or sell the lemonade, you can thank the people who bought the lemonade (your customers), and you can thank God for the opportunity.
Even though this formula varies on what you want to receive, it’s worth it when we feel so happy and joyful when we can finally get what we desire, whether it’s a bike, an A+ report card, or anything in between.
To end, I would like to share a brief quote by Wayne W. Dyer, a motivational speaker and author: “We are divine enough to ask and we are important enough to receive.“
God wants us to be happy and have everything in life, but it all depends on us. It depends on how much we are willing to work and how much effort we put into it, what we are willing to do.
Hard work earns many rewards. As they say, you reap what you sow. (That means that the better and harder you work, the better the reward and enjoyment.)
What will YOU accomplish using the Ask and Receive formula?