Demanding or Asking
There is a great difference between a request and a demand.
Asking, implies that we are willing to accept a “yes” or a “NO” for an answer. That is why we ask rather than grab. However, often a demand is hidden in the request. When we get angry at the “NO” of others we are demanding not asking.
‘A request,” says Dallas Willard, “by its very nature unites. A demand, by contrast, immediately separates.”
How do you respond to the “No” of others? While we always have the right to ask for what we want, it is important to remember that the getting what we want it’s not a given right.