20181027

How to Wait on God without Losing Faith and Excel

Have you ever prayed and prayed and prayed for God to move, to change a situation, to please help… and nothing happens?

For "church goers" who are not really born, those who think the born again life don't allow then 'have fun' as they love, it’s hard to understand God’s perspective. He sees our lives differently than we do. 

In general, we’re a fast-food, soft-on-suffering, high-on-anxiety generation. We want what we want NOW and we want to avoid discomfort. We take on worries we don’t need.

Often when your faith is shaken, it’s because you are 
looking at a 12-inch section of a 180-inch screen. He knows what we need. Knows how He wants to grow our character. And like any parent of multiple children, what God allows for you might not be the same as what He allows for me. What He gives us won’t look the same. Neither will the timing of our answers when we pray. Or the way our faith is stretched and blessed.

So what should you do?
Step back and focus on whether what’s happening to you is really a crisis or just a major inconvenience to will take you somewhere better. Commit everything to Him completely in faith.

Say this prayer...
Lord, You are mighty and worthy and full of perfect love. When You said in your word to, “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart”, that passage doesn’t mean You’d give me everything I asked for when I asked for it. It means that if I take delight in You, You’ll fill my heart with the desires You want me to have. 

Father, as I come to you in prayer, build my faith. Open my eyes to the way You see things whether my prayer is answered the way I want or not. Change the way I think. Make me more like You. And thank you for taking care of me in the very best way. Help me to continue to trust your way. In Jesus’ name, amen.