You Have Not Because You Ask Not

img_6817Last week I attended my first taping of the Steve Harvey daytime television talk show. I have pictured myself sitting on his set, looking fly, pretty much since his show began. Albeit I saw myself as an official guest promoting my coaching services and book, and not necessarily in the audience. But hey, I was still super stoked to be in attendance.

I have been in awe of Mr. Steve Harvey for quite some time. I’m amazed by his story, his struggles and his triumphs. He is such an inspiration to me. His belief in himself and his work ethic reminds me of what’s possible when you really want that thing you’re pursuing bad enough. It’s easy to see how committed he is to his dreams.

Now I enjoyed each of the segments on the show and even the surprise guest who was in the house. But what I enjoyed even more was Steve’s words of wisdom to the audience between segments.

He shared he wanted to be on TV since he was 10 years old. He was determined to make it, despite the naysayers telling him he couldn’t. The sacrifices he made along the way is why he’s on multiple channels on our televisions and in our ears on the radio every morning.

That determination is where many of us struggle. I was reminded, during the taping, to not only be determined but also bold in every area of my life, especially with my faith and relationship with God. Mr. Harvey is clear on from where his blessings flow. He reminded the audience that we have not because we ask not.

James 4:2 states “You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.”

What I have always learned in church is to pray according to God’s will. I can’t and will not put limits on God with my prayers. I can be bold in my requests. I can think big, beyond what my eyes can see. I can pray for financial security, or to be #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list or even to have my own talk show. I shouldn’t be limited in my thinking of what God has in store for me. Anything and everything is possible.

I truly enjoyed my experience on Steve Harvey’s show. I walked away feeling even bolder than before. I am ready for all the blessings God has in store for me.

What about you Bolder Sisters, what is it that you need to boldly ask God for?

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