Proverbs 25:15 By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
What you ask for is what you will receive. That does not mean you will get it the first, second or third time of asking, but persistence pays. It is said that Colonel Sanders heard 1009 “no’s” to the franchising of his Kentucky Fried Chicken before he heard his first “yes”. The success of his fried chicken would have been an unattained dream if he had given up at the 1008 “no”.
Assuming that it is within the power of the person to do what you have asked for, the primary reason why you would hear a “no” is a lack of favour. Therefore, while being persistent, you can increase your chances of hearing a “yes” by creating favour with the giver being targeted. Proverbs 25:15 suggests the use of a “soft tongue” to create favour. The “soft tongue” represents showing honour and respect and speaking kindly of the person. Create favour while persisting by asking for what you want.
Life Application: Use a “soft tongue” to create favour while at the same time being persistent in asking for what you want.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to be persistent in asking for what I want if it is in your will and purpose for my life. Help me to get favour with those who can help me to succeed. In Jesus name, amen.