Every new day, month, season and year, I pray to God and whether it’s a prayer of thanksgiving or asking.
I always pray with hope and faith everytime I ask God for something.
Sometimes God answers my prayers immediately, sometimes he takes his own time and I am grateful regardless of the duration for the answered prayers.
Have you ever prayed for something once and not feel satisfied and so you keep praying for the same thing over and over again?
On many different occasions I prayed to God there were those akward moments when he delayed the answer for too long and I began to wonder if my faith was good enough or if I deserved an answer.
God has since given me a revelation and I would like to share it with you.
When God is pleased with you and your actions he will surely grant you all you ask of him but sometimes we are so selfish which in turn causes our prayer requests to be self centered and absorbed.
God wants us to be more like Jesus that is why he brought him down to the earth in human form. His nature was like ours except that he was perfect and understandably we are all human but we can at least try to be like Jesus.
We should try and live like our Lord and Saviour and follow in his footsteps, Jesus worked, cried, became angry, forgave, rebuked and most of all suffered for our sake. He was hated and persecuted unjustly and eventually sentenced to death.
Jesus!!! Hesus – He’s us!!!
Jesus was selfless and loving at all times and that was his nature.
We should also be loving and selfless meaning that our motives for our prayer requests should be good.
Praying for riches, financial breakthroughs and long life for yourself is not being selfless and wishing for the downfall of your enemies is not forgiveness.
I remembered that as young as Solomon was, when God asked him what he would like from God. Solomon asked God for wisdom to rule justly and to know the difference between right and wrong. God was pleased with Solomon’s request and I will quote God’s answer to him.
1 Kings 3 vs. 11-14 (2 Chronicles 1 vs. 7-12)
and so he said to him, “Because you have asked for the wisdom to rule justly, instead of long life for yourself or riches or the death of your enemies, I will do what you have asked. I will give you more wisdom and understanding than anyone has ever had beforeor will ever have again. I will also give you what you have not asked for: all your life you will have wealth and honour more than that of any other king. And if you obey me and keep my laws and my commands, as your father David did, I will give you long life.”
We, too need to making prayer requests that are pleasing to God so that we can see and experience immediate and generous answers just like Solomon for the Word of God clearly states that if our requests motives are bad, he will not grant what we ask.
Do not despair though just try and change your attitude.
Focus on change instead of results and the change will have good results.