I’m not a religious person and I know I too have my own spiritual doubts and weaknesses.
This morning, I read the chapter in the Bible where Solomon had a dream of God granting him whatever he wishes. Instead of wealth and power, Solomon asked for wisdom so he could rule his kingdom justly. The God was pleased. The King did not wish to have things easy. He was willing to endure the challenges in his reign and therefore asked for an ability that would help him serve his people.
This is a very important lesson.
When we pray, we ask for specific things that we want to have in life. Money. Possessions. Power.
We seldom asked for the “ability” to get the things we desire. Thus, displeases the entity we worship.
We all want it easy.
We ignore the process and head straight to the result. We want it quick.
We “wish” and insult the Divine we pray to. It’s as if wouldn’t want to work with him to deserve and achieve what we want in life. Maybe, that’s why he delays and sometimes deprives us of the very thing that we want. Maybe, he wants us to realize the transgression we commit when we wish instead of earnestly praying to deserve what we want.
My takeaway from Solomon’s story is to stop wishing for God to grant our desires. Instead, we should pledge our commitment to him that we will endure whatever it takes to get the things we want.
We should ask for the endurance to achieve what we want in life.
Be willing to put in the work.
Solomon did not want it easy.
How more special are we than this King?