Are you afraid to ask for what you want?
At the beginning of the year, I asked my husband for my birthday gift. I wanted a custom-built closet for our master bedroom, and I was resolved about it. According to him, it was more of a demand than a request (I’m still working on that…).
I watched as my husband planned out how he was going to pay for our closet (cash, I might add). He worked tirelessly to make extra money, put monies aside, and prepare for my gift while our household never went without. He grew frustrated as my birthday approached because he didn’t have all the money, but most. I reassured him that as long as he completed it near my birthday, I was good.
This man DELIVERED ~ see below.
While I was a little bossy in my delivery (still working on me) I wasn’t afraid to ask my husband for the desire of my heart. I am blessed to have a husband who shows his love and affection for me. And I am glad that I reached a point in my growth where I am not afraid to ask for what I want. Even if it’s not in the timing I desire, I feel worthy enough to ask.
When was the last time you asked for what you wanted without reservation, rather than settling for something else?
Single friends, consider this…
I am seeing so many people, specifically women, settle for whatever “thing” pays them some attention. We settle for less. Truth be told, we don’t feel worthy of love.
The advice I give is from a heart of love. Know your value, cherish yourself, and don’t be afraid to ask for what you want. For those struggling with self-worth, let him pursue YOU! I’m going to say that again. Let that man pursue YOU, take you out to dinner, get on your schedule, and prioritize you.
My husband will say in a minute that he pursued me and guess what, I wanted to be pursued.
When you are truly busy loving on you while doing you and living life to the fullest, he will come along.
He will realize that good thing he’s been missing out on. YOU!
But you’ve got to stay ready, not getting ready. Look your best, feel your best, and take care of you.
Take care of you spiritually, physically, and emotionally. Prioritize self-care and realize when you are nearing capacity. Trust me when I tell you greatness awaits you if only you’re willing to not settle.
Go ahead, ask for what you want. Ask your spouse. Ask God. But don’t settle.