That was the question Jesus asked the women at the well, as you read in John 4:7. Why would Jesus need man to do him a favor in the first place? Is He not the Almighty God who can do whatever He wants? So why would He need to ask a foreign women to give Him some water? Why would He ask you for a favor today?
You can respond like so many others do and say 'just leave me alone, I don't need you' and he probably would. You look at him just like one of these annoying insurance sales men that really don't want to leave you alone until they got you to either buy something from them or throw something at them.
But Jesus is not this kind of guy. He simply asks you for a favor and gives you an opportunity that will be for your own benefit in the end. Come on, it's no secret that the world is careless, best friends disappear when they are needed the most and the ones you love will eventually kick you in the teeth.
Yeah right, and now you try to tell me that the church is any different? Well, I wish. But to be honest, it's probably not the truth. But I believe that God himself is really different. He doesn't push, he doesn't condemn. He really loves you in a way that is hard to believe. Your father might have been hard with you and your mother was never there for you, but the love and acceptance that you will experience in His presence is amazing.
You don't need to proof anything. You don't need to pretend to be someone that you're not. You don't need to be perfect. Just face the crap in your heart and be honest with Him. Tell Him something simple like 'I know that I'm full of crap and I can't change it.'. He will still listen. You see, there are a lot of preachers out there that preach fire and brimstone and how sinful you are and that you are a miserable rotten sinner. But quite honestly, you knew that before. That is not good news!
The good news is that you don't have to stay like that. Jesus can transform your life and make it worth living again. That's the good news! He just needs your approval. He's not a selfish sales shark that doesn't care for you, but he gave everything up, including his own life, to make it possible for you to have a better and eternal life. When was the last time you saw a sales man selling all his own stuff to give you money to buy what you wanted? I have never seen someone like that! But that is exactly what Jesus did. He gave all He had to give you all you want. That is real love! It is hardly found in people today, but it is found in Him.
When He knocks at door of your heart and asks you for a favor. Instead of ignoring Him, open your heart wide and you will end up having more than He has requested from you.
Trust him for once and say something like: 'Jesus, I'm quite a wreck and I ask you to forgive my sins. Please come and pour your love into me'. What you will experience will be more than just another moment of your life, but you will encounter the true power of God. You will feel a difference and you will be starting into a true adventure and into a life that is worth living.
'OK, and where is the small print?' Here it is:'Life is not just easy because of Jesus, but it is never hopeless. You will NOT just be a puppet of God, but a man empowered by God. Problems don't just disappear, but He will help you through and make you a way.