Ask, Believe, Receive

Let me tell you, I’ve started and restarted this post approximately 4,000 times. I know what I want to say, but I can’t seem to get it out effectively. Let’s see if attempt 4,001 is a success.

I was inspired by two totally incredible people this week to write this. This post is actually something I posted about on my personal Instagram back in March (photo below). 

Special shout out to Caroline, the creator of our infertility support group, Moms in the Making and author of the devotional and blog In Due Time. She talked about this a few days ago in the group.

The second person is a guy I just virtually became acquainted with via Facebook after I shared a powerful message he gave. You can find a link to that here.

So, what’s this mystery subject I’m alluding to? Well, I’d be happy to share. Hold on to your seats, folks. It’s a big one.


This subject came to me months ago when a friend suggested I watch a Netflix documentary called “The Secret.” The documentary talks about the law of attraction and that if you want something, you have to speak it to life. The documentary refers to “the universe,” so I wanted to see what The Word had to say for me as a believer. What I found was that it actually lined up quite well. 

In short, Matthew 21:22 says, if you pray for it intentionally and believe you’ll receive this blessing, you will. I talk a little more in the caption about what this means. To go even further, I also looked at Matthew 7:7-8. It says:

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.”

Wow. It doesn’t get much more plain or simple than that. Our words literally have the power of life and death over our situations. What does this mean?

Well, it’s all about wording. Caroline gave a great example. You can say “I am infertile.” Which, by the way, is speaking death over your situation. OR, you can say “We are believing for a miracle, and we just haven’t received it yet.” THIS is speaking life over your situation. 

Essentially, when you speak with purpose and confidence that you will receive your blessing (a baby, money, a new job, a new house, healing, etc), you speak it into reality. But when you listen to Satan’s lies and you speak death over yourself and your situation, that’s what you bring into your life.

Don’t believe me? Tell me, when you have a goal and you are motivated and determined to meet it, how often do you achieve that goal? Most times, right? What about when you have a goal but you say “I could never reach it”? 

To push this further, let me touch on Vaughn’s message. He makes an excellent point. Why do we focus on our problems instead of focusing on the One who has already promised to provide a solution? Why did I waste so much time focusing on the mountain of infertility I faced before I realized I needed to turn to the Father, who has conquered the world and promises me redemption? God crumbles mountains! What seems impossible to us is minuscule in comparison to God’s power. Ain’t no thing but a chicken wing! 

One of my favorite worship songs right now says “I’m no longer a slave to fear, I am a child of God.” A-stinkin-MEN! I don’t have to live a life of fear, of what ifs, or of pain because I have JESUS! Jesus came, died, and rose again to set me free from the fear of the unknown. He gave us the freedom and the power to speak LIFE over ourselves and our situations because what makes us happy makes Him happy.

Speak life over yourself! You only need faith the size of a mustard seed to see that your Mountain can be moved. All you have to do is tell it to.

You can do this,

Mallory

5 thoughts on “Ask, Believe, Receive

  1. Yes! I love the reminder to continue to speak life. It’s part of the reason why I choose to say “delayed fertility” instead of infertility! It may be silly to simple, but it one of the ways that I remind my heart this isn’t forever!

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  2. I love the song you referenced at the end! This post makes me think of George Müller and his faithful prayers that provided so much for so many orphans. It’s a good reminder that prayer is so much more than just a floating wish list that we toss out into the air. It’s also a great reminder that God is a trustworthy, good, and generous Father!

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