“Until now you have asked for nothing in my name. Ask and you shall receive, and your Joy shall be made full.”
John Ch 16, vs 24
I’ve historically always had a bit of a problem asking for stuff.
Be it pride, be it vulnerability, be it whatever, I have always felt hugely uncomfortable asking for anything.
This becomes most acute when I find myself asking a prospective client whether they wish to work with me or not, and pay me the fees that this entails.
My coach, John Morgan, challenged me last year to see how I could still “serve” my clients though this process of “asking for money”
And I’ll be honest, until now I have struggled with the concept.
In the past, “asking’ always felt like the very opposite of “serving”
When asking I felt at my most vulnerable. I felt needy, and I sometimes felt guilty or greedy.
However, over the past few months I have reflected on this, and I now truly believe that I am serving my clients at the highest level when I am asking for money, and, from a Christian perspective, I now feel that “asking’ is a vital component in deepening my relationship with God.
In fact from a Christian Perspective it is an “essential” part of the process!
“Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full.” John 16:24
I interpret this as meaning that if I don’t ask for something I won’t be able to experience the maximum amount of Joy it can offer.
Therefore, “asking” isn’t something that I have to get