Ask and It Will Be Given

Matthew 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you…”

I recently shared a story about an opportunity that would only last a week. At the time I was employed as a waitress making less than minimum wage. My employer had already informed the staff that they would be shutting their doors for good and wished everyone well. I wasn’t entirely sadden by this until weeks became months. I became discouraged and decided after being given advice from my cousin, to get very specific about what I wanted God/the Universe to grant me in the days ahead. I did as she said and I laid out my request for salary, and my desire to work with supportive individuals, etc.

When I got the call from another cousin that her employer was looking to hire someone for a week, she immediately thought of me. The pay was roughly what I had asked God/the Universe to grant me, which was astronomically more in comparison to my waitressing gig! I accepted and soon experienced my desires manifesting.

This is what the listener offered after I shared my story.

“I bargained with Life for a penny,

And Life would pay no more,

However I begged at evening

When I counted my scanty store;

For Life is a just employer,

and gives you what you ask

But once you have set the wages,

Why, you must bear the task.

I worked for a menial’s hire,

Only to learn, dismayed

That any wage I had asked of Life,

Life would have willingly paid”

–Jessie B. Rittenhouse