What thoughts come to mind when I mention the word ask? How do you feel about asking for something? Are you hesitant? In asking, do you feel you have to somehow lower yourself? Do you feel it means you’re weak, can’t do it on your own, or must be dependent on someone else?
Consider what a young child’s attitude is when asking something of us. He asks without even a hint of uncertainty in his request. Why? He knows he is loved. He knows he is a priority. He is aware that he is not sufficient on his own. He has no issue with asking. He is free to ask without hesitation.