Give it a GO
My beloved has been working very hard all year and deserves a break. We’ve been scouting out possible places for a quick winter getaway. After some discussion and some hunting on the Internet, we discovered the perfect spot. We’d hoped to go from Monday – Wednesday but unfortunately, Monday had already been taken. When I called the landlady to place our booking, my husband told me to ask if we could have it from the Monday - Wednesday rather than from the Tuesday - Thursday it was available. I was a bit puzzled. Surely, there was no point asking?
“But – it’s taken on Monday isn’t?”
“Not on all the websites,” said Shan. ‘It’s possible it’s vacant after all.”
He was right. As he usually is. The Monday booking was still being processed. And guess what. Two days later, the friendly landlady called back to say we could have it on the Monday after all because the other party had backed off. What a good thing we asked.
Haven’t there been instances when you wanted to move towards something you badly desired but wondered if it was worth it because the odds were not stacked in your favour? There may have been times when you'd have liked to place your best foot forward on a venture which you were unsure about and held back. Or times when it seemed pointless to ask but you asked anyway and were amply rewarded. Know what I mean?
What is that you are dithering about today?
Starting a new career?
Asking a delicate question?
Sharing your faith?
Pursuing a dream that’s close to your heart?
There have been many occasions in my life when I've felt tempted to go forward against the odds. And to my surprise I’ve discovered it was fully worth the effort because I did get what I sought after. Likewise, even if asking a seemingly silly question might bring you a ‘No’ response; you never know – it might just as well be the ‘Yes’ you hope for. Shan’s question against the odds proved it, did it not?
“You may never now what results come from your action.
But if you do nothing, there will be no result.” Mahatma Gandhi
Wise words. Today, if there is someone you need to talk to – don’t put it off any longer. If there is something you should ask – go ahead and ask the question. If there’s a decision that’s hard to make – do pray – seek God’s wisdom – and make the decision without delay. If there is a risk you need to take - take that leap of faith and discover the joy of following where He’s leading. If God’s placed a special something in your heart – it might be the right time to allow Him to direct you into a Glorious New Adventure! What do you think?
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7, 8