"5 That night the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream, and God said, “What do you want? Ask, and I will give it to you!” 6 Solomon replied, “You showed great and faithful love to your servant my father, David, because he was honest and true and faithful to you. And you have continued to show this great and faithful love to him today by giving him a son to sit on his throne. 7 “Now, O Lord my God, you have made me king instead of my father, David, but I am like a little child who doesn’t know his way around. 8 And here I am in the midst of your own chosen people, a nation so great and numerous they cannot be counted! 9 Give me an understanding heart so that I can govern your people well and know the difference between right and wrong. For who by himself is able to govern this great people of yours?" - 1 Kings 3:5-9
What is our greatest need? That may vary depending on the day, depending on the challenge, or depending on the people. Its easy to focus on external things like, “If only that person would do something different”, or “If only these circumstances would change”
When God offered to give Solomon something, he focused on changing himself. He admitted he was dependant on God and asked God for discernment and wisdom. There’s a difference between God gifting us something and blessing us… we don’t asked to be blessed. Delight yourselves in the lord for he wants to give you the desires of your heart… he wants to bless us.
Today, I encourage you to ask God for wisdom. Ask Him to make you a better man or woman of God. Be proactive in ASKING God to change you, not waiting for Him to bless you.