YOU DO NOT HAVE BECAUSE YOU DO NOT ASK
Richard B Gillion
Prayer Asking Prayer Faith Prayer Promises Prayer Boldness Prayer Persistence Prayer
Server Next please. Ah, good morning, Mr Smith.
Customer Good morning, I'd like to withdraw 2,000 pounds.
Server I'll just check your account, sir.
Customer There should be 5,000 pounds in it.
Server Well according to our records, there’s only 53p in it.
Customer Nonsense, I've got much more than that.
Server Why exactly do you believe that you have more money in
Customer [brandishing magazine] Here! It says in this article that
with all my children to feed and clothe, someone on my
income is entitled to 5,000 pounds family income
supplementary enhancement bonus credit.
Server And when did you apply for it?
Customer Oh, I haven't applied for it. No. It says here it
could be paid into my bank account.
Server But you haven't applied for it. You need to contact
the Department. You need to ask them.
Customer What if they don’t like me? I don't know them very
well. They may not want to give it to someone like me.
Server It's their job. That's what they do. It's not a
question of whether they like you.
Customer What if they say 'no'?
Server You just said you’d be entitled to it.
Customer Yes, but my parents taught me not to ask for things
from other people.
Server Well, it's up to you. If you want what has been made
available for you, you will have to ask for it. You
can make excuses or you can ask and receive. You
cannot spend it until you get it. And you cannot get
it unless you ask for it.
Customer Well it's worth a try I suppose. I've nothing to lose
— except my pride, my fear and my sense of being
controlled by childhood memories.
Server Yes, go and ask, and when you've received it, then you
can use it.
Server Goodbye, Mr Smith.
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