Here’s something to think about.
Do you have any wishes?
And I don’t mean a wish for a material thing. I’m not talking about wishing for a new car or a bigger house. I mean a wish that springs from inside your heart for something meaningful like a better relationship with your son or daughter. Or do you wish that you had more patience? Do you wish that you were a more mature follower of Jesus?
These are all great wishes, hopes and dreams. And, here’s the deal – every one of these types of wishes can come true. If you want to draw nearer to God all you have to do is ask God to help you and do it! If you want a better relationship with someone, ask God how. He may give you a hard answer like, “Forgive her,” but the fulfillment of your wish is as easy as asking God how and then doing whatever He says.
God tells us to draw near to Him and He will draw near to us. He tells us that we have not because we ask not. He tells us the secret to acquiring wisdom is to ask Him for it.
Why do we sit around and wish so much? Turn your wishes into reality. Ask God. Hope to God. Wait on God. And do whatever He says. We don’t need Aladdin’s lamp; we know the One who gave us the creativity to dream up that story.