When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
James 4:3 (NIV)
\ˈmō-tiv, 2 is also mō-ˈtēv\
: a reason for doing something
1 : something
(as a need or desire) that causes a person to act
Yesterday we talked about asking God to give us wisdom for every step we take. Well, in today’s verse, we are told that we do not receive when we ask, simply because our motives are wrong or not properly aligned with God’s!
My prayer is that we will seek wisdom on what we need to ask for, how, why and when!
Imagine being in the presence of the richest man i.e. Jeff Bezos of Amazon, he tells you to ask for anything you need for your project / business/ dream to take off!
What would you do? Do you speak your mind right away? or request for sometime to consult with your team, partners, lawyers, family etc?
It will take wisdom to pull this off without messing up the opportunity right? I have been there and learnt very very hard lessons!
Today please take some time before the Lord and ask for wisdom to ask the right thing with the right motive and most importantly ask him to realign your motives with His!
Have a blessed day!
Andrew P. Kizito
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