(Delivered and Written By: Makeba Giles of MELISASource.com)
Do you oftentimes find yourself wondering, ‘I keep asking for a better life, I keep asking to have a good day and I still end up in the same old places, situations, and emotions. Why does this keep happening to me?’
The answer is in your question – you are asking for the wrong things.
When wanting to live at your very best, simply asking for ‘a good day’ or ‘a better life’ will not produce the results that you desire. Why, you ask? Because those are the end results of what you want. In order to get to those, you have to build towards them by using the proper equipment. The equipment, my friend, consists of the ‘Life Keys’ that should be requested from your Heavenly Father at the very onset of every day.
You know how the saying goes:
“You have not because you ask not.”
Before you step one foot out of bed to start your day, these are the things that you should be asking God for:
Give me drive
Give me focus
Give me passion
Give me optimism
Give me dedication
Give me determination
Give me wisdom to always look beyond the current moment and see the bigger picture
Give me courage to face my fears
Give me confidence to step boldly in the direction that I want to go
Give me clarity and a sound mind in order to make good decisions
If you just simply take the time to ask God for exactly what is needed to make it through each day, He is guaranteed to give it to you. That does not mean you won’t have days where difficult issues arise. What that does mean is no matter what comes your way, you will be amply-equipped to handle it because you asked for the proper mechanisms for the daybefore it even began. Because of that, you can rest assured that in spite of what happens you can (and will) get through each day successfully, which will ultimately lead to a much better life.
Remember This: It is not what happens to you --- but how you respond to it.
You cannot respond to your life adequately if you do not possess the right equipment to do so—and you cannot obtain the right equipment unless you ask for it. Start asking God for the right things every day, and watch how your life improves for you!