For me one of the most difficult thing is to want something pray about and wait. It’s nerve wrecking. When I pray I like to be reassured that God is in agreement with what I am asking and that is not always the case. For a while now I have been praying for somethings and see the opposite happen, so much so that I gave up. When my situation aligns then I trust God again, but when it goes all wrong I try to fix it myself. At that point I gave up I couldn’t do it anymore. Till I stop praying about it. Yup I stop trusting God’s process.
When I pray and things don’t work I stop praying. Mind you this is not what God desires, he want us to trust his process and pray continually and oh this has been hard for me lately. When I stopped praying about my situation I started to ask God why, and what and when. I was so impatient that I needed an answer now. Then I am reminded of his words to me; “I am alpha and omega trust me, I hold your future”. Jeremiah 29:11 says “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Sometime we know the word but in some cases it’s hard to put in into practice, yup I have been there, thank God he has not given up on me.
I have learnt that for me and it can be different for you, that waiting for different prayers to come through can be easier than others. In “the wait” God has been teaching me to trust his outcome. He has been working things out for me in different areas of my life and in the outcome I realize that God’s plans are perfect and in my best interest. The problem is that I also have thoughts about how things should work and when it doesn’t in my favor I try to do it myself, then that blows up in my face. I said all this to say that when we place our situations in God’s hands we really truly in words, our prayers, actions and deeds have to leave it there and trust him no matter how it looks from the outside. As Mamma at church always tells me “when you give it to God don’t take it back up”. I have to constantly remind myself and sometimes say out loud “Lord I trust your Process”! It truly is the only things that can work for my good.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
In all our ways we are to submit to God and his plan and allow his process to be completed to perfection. We must as our lives depend on it “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4 NIV. It’s time to realign our trust and place our plans our lives in his hand because when we persevere we lack nothing. Whenever the fight becomes real, let’s remember to remind ourselves of this phrase “Lord I trust your process, help me when I don’t and realign my mind and my actions to your ways”. Thanks be to God for the new focus.
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33 NIV