CRUCIAL STEPS TO GETTING WHAT YOU NEED IN LIFE.
“Then Jesus went out from there and departed to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed. “But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and urged Him, saying, “Send her away, for she cries out after us. “But He answered and said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. “Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me! “But He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs. “And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. “Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour” Matt 15:21-28
- THIS WOMAN CRIED OUT FOR MERCY TO THE SON OF GOD. “HAVE MERCY ON ME OH LORD SON OF DAVID” WERE HER WORDS.
Despite the fact that God has promised you all what you need, sometimes all that is standing between you and your miracle is your attitude. In this case humility was needed for this woman to get her needs met. Some of us could be too proud sometimes to be humble enough to be blessed. Change that attitude, humble yourself to get whatever you need in life.
“A great man is always willing to be little.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
- “HAVE MERCY ON ME, MY DAUGHTER IS SEVERELY DEMON POSSESSED.”
This lady knew specifically what her need was. For you to get what you need in life, you must know what your need is. Your need must be formulated concretely and precisely.
“There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” ― Napoleon Hill
- BUT HE ANSWERED HER NOT A WORD.
Does that look like neglect to you? Yea I think you are right. However when you want to get what you need in life, you must not be prone to getting upset, angry or annoyed because people don’t treat you the way you expect. If you are always getting offended you will always lose the chance of getting what you need in life. Sometimes to get what you need in life, you must learn to swallow offenses. This lady knew that secret and it led to her breakthrough.
“Offense is like muddy soil; when trapped underfoot, it resists rapid progress. Don’t trap offenses under your mind, else you resist change! Jesus said “Shake the soil off your sandals”! What are you waiting for? Shake it off!” ― Israelmore Ayivor
- THE DISCIPLES STOOD IN HER WAY.
They urged Jesus to send her away for all her cries and noises. She endured all these and never got discouraged. For you to be able to get what you need in life, two words are essential: endurance and refusal to be discouraged. Your focus must be on what you need to get. Set your goals, set your target and stick out your neck for it.
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! Has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” ― Calvin Coolidge
- JESUS’ RESPONSE WAS NOT VERY COMFORTING EITHER. “I WAS NOT SENT EXCEPT TO THE LOST SHEEP OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL.”
Simply put, that means you don’t qualify. You are not good enough. You are not in the class. Do you think that got the lady offended? No! She knew what she wanted, she needed solution. She was after results so she will not be perturbed. Friends, for you to go far in life to get whatever you need, you must be willing to close your eyes at times to rejections. Rejections will come on your way to your goals, but if you allow yourself to get emotional because of that, you will never get to your result.
“A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success.” ― Bo Bennett
To Be Continued Tomorrow With The Final Point:
- The law that guarantees you getting what you need in life!