One of the first scripture lessons we learn in bible school comes from the book of Matthew 7:7-8:
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened.”
Many people take this scripture literally, but let’s look at this lesson not only in the literal sense, but metaphorically as well.
A Course in Miracles teaches that:
“The moment you set an intention the Universe conspires to assist you!”
That doesn’t mean just the good stuff! That means the good, the bad and the ugly stuff as well!
Let’s approach this scripture lesson from that point of view… Ask and it shall be given to you. When you ask a question internally or externally, the Universe (GOD) doesn’t say “Oh she/he isn’t serious”, the Universe responds!
For example, if you are complaining about how much you hate your job, the Universe hears you and goes about granting your request by getting rid of that job. Therefore, it’s important to note that asking doesn’t always come in the form of a question, it sometimes comes in the form of a complaint or dissatisfaction. In the book of Luke we are told that it is GOD’S good pleasure to give you the keys to HIS Kingdom! Therefore you get what you ask for!
The good is you lose the job you hate! The bad is you lose the job you hate unexpectedly! The ugly is you lose the job you hate and you blame somebody else instead of yourself.
“Knock and the door will be opened to you.”
Knocking is to finding what you want as forgiveness is to opening the door to get it.
When you ask yourself, now what do I do? The question becomes, who have I not forgiven! Who are you angry with? You? The person that fired you or laid you off? The job you once loved and now hate? In order to move on to knocking at GOD’S door of abundance, you must first find forgiveness. If you don’t you will simply get more of the same.
You ask how can this be? The answer is when you seek love you will find it! Finding love is giving up an attachment to anger, hate, or disappointment. The loss of your job may be painful at the time but it also is the opportunity for you to find something better!
Here’s the lesson: For every one that asks receives; so you have to be mindful of what you ask for. You must remember that “thoughts are things,” that “words have power” and you should be careful what you ask for, because you will get it!
Forgiveness doesn’t just happen in personal relationships, it happens in ALL relationships. If you hate your boss but love your job, focus on the job you love and less on your boss you hate. If you hate your job, do it so well that you promote yourself out of it!
When the time comes for you to move on, start encouraging, training and promoting your replacement! Ask the Universe (GOD) for your next best thing, instead of gossiping to your co-worker about how bad things are.
Ask for Forgiveness; if you can’t ask your boss, ask GOD! Start approaching your job from a place of Gratitude and the door of opportunity will open for you. Attitude is everything, when you do good things, good things happen.
Don’t believe it? Try It!