“Do I have to always get everything I want?” cried Jill to his Mum one beautiful morning.
Jill, born to parents who always provided whatever he needed at all times couldn’t understand why it had to be that way. Valli and Hill were two dear friends of Jill who have had to work for everything they ever got. Born to single parents who were carried away with the happenings of life and didn’t care about them, they decided to make it big for themselves and their unborn children.
Being in the same college, Valli and Hill had jobs which they went to everyday to bring in money to enable them survive in school. Being parents to themselves, they could get anything they wanted, anytime they wanted to, anywhere they wanted. Jill on the other hand just needed to ask and it would be given to him, many-a-times the best would be provided.
Carried away in his thoughts, Jill kept replaying his parents words to him over and over and over again. “Jill, we love you very much and you are God’s special gift to us. Before you were conceived, your mum and I made up our minds that when you are born, you will have all you need while we are alive and even when we are gone to be with the Lord. We planned ahead, we bought everything we could in your name. We made great investments in your name. I remember your mum working three jobs to bring in the money for us to build this house. This is in your name as well Jill. We sacrificed a lot to start a company from scratch, because we wanted you to have it all when you are of age. As long as we are alive and healthy, all you owe us is to just ASK for whatever you need. IT will be PROVIDED”. His father’s voice sounded so clear as though he was there with him.
“Jill honey, don’t hesitate to ASK. You are special and most importantly you are different” came another voice. He recognized the voice, it was that of his mum. She had just discovered he went to look for a job to be like his friends – Valli and Hill and was unhappy that he didn’t ASK and instead, wanted to be like his friends.
Remembering how furious he was when he left home, he quickly hurried home. Meeting him on the stairs were his Parents, hand in hand looking on as their son rushed out of the car and ran into their embrace in uncontrollable tears. ~~~ Fictional
Looking at the parable of the Lost son, I ask myself, who was really lost amongst the two brothers? If I may ask you as well, who was lost? You will quickly tell me the younger one who went away with all of his inheritance into a far country. You are right on the one hand and you are wrong on the other hand as well.
Oh how possible to be in a particular place and still be lost. You may ask me how? I’ll tell you.
The younger brother recognized how rich his father was and decided, I will no longer live in hunger when my father has more than enough. He returned back to the one who had always provided for him before he decided to provide for himself. He understood what it was to have all his needs met at the snap of a finger.
On the other hand, Big Bros was with Dad at home, never asking, not even knowing that he owned everything. The only time he ever ventured to ask, he did it angrily.
“The son said, ‘Look how many years I’ve stayed here serving you, never giving you one moment of grief, but have you ever thrown a party for me and my friends? Then this son of yours who has thrown away your money on whores shows up and you go all out with a feast!’ His father said, ‘Son, you don’t understand. You’re with me all the time, and everything that is mine is yours” (Luke 15:29-31 – MSG)
All he needed to do was ASK…
Living in a world where various people have various needs, there is the tendency to be in plenty and still be lost just like Big Bros.
I can’t remember who was ministering now but what i remember is that, under that ministration, the minister said “Everyday you sit and all you do is complain and wish. There is a lot of money flying over your heads every second of every minute. I challenge you to call it down.” I didn’t understand at first. Later I solved the puzzle. I then understood better.
What is it that you need, all you really have to do is ASK (Matthew 7:7). Which ever style you adopt to ASK – sing, pray, talk, whatever it is, that’s fine.
God has stationed “helpers” in every phase of our lives. They could be in the form of friends, family, total strangers, our bosses, our colleagues or even our enemies (if you have any).
“Honey, do not hesitate to ASK. You are special and most importantly, you are different.”
God bless you.
© Plenitude 2015