When you pray for something, do you believe God hears you? Do you believe He will answer you? Faith check; how often do you pray for something you think, or even say, will never happen anyway?
I have felt this way before. I have gotten so tired of praying for things that don't seem to be happening, but the truth is, we are an impatient, and doubtful people. We want results immediately, from the fad diets to work out trends, and become angry and doubtful of their efficiency almost immediately after we've begun.
Here's the thing; we won't always get what we ask for. Sometimes God's plans are different and even better for us! There are so many things I've asked for that I am so so so glad He didn't give me, from guys I thought I wanted to marry, to jobs I thought I needed. Can I get an "Amen?!" He knew better! Thank GOD for that!
But talk with Him regularly, check your scripture, and ask for clarity, wisdom, and understanding. He said! His Word said, "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him." ~James 1:5
Don't be double minded about it. Check your faith. Don't walk around praying for things you don't believe God will do! This produces an attitude that questions whether or not God and His Word can be trusted. A mistrustful and suspicious attitude toward God only hardens the heart, and pushes you farther from Him.
Pray with an open heart and open mind, and speak life into that prayer, not death! Don't allow your prayer to die before it has even left your lips! Have faith!
As a wife, mom of 4, and business owner, finding time to spend in the Word, can be difficult, so I get it! Come join me each Monday for a simple message of hope, faith, and encouragement amidst some honest mommy moments.
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