Do you ever feel like you are butting heads with God?
You ask for one thing and He gives you the exact opposite?
Or, maybe he “ignores” your request all together?
You ask for strength to help you move on and yet…you find yourself still struggling to even stay afloat?
It’s in these moments where I have to ask myself,
“Am I asking for HIS will? Or, could it possibly be MY will?”
“Asking for strength does no good if we are going in the wrong direction.”
-Pastor Wayne Corderro
Think about that for a minute…God’s desire is to protect us and to guide us. If we see a prayer request going unanswered, there is a reason for that. Perhaps, it’s not what He has written in His plan for us. Maybe He knows that giving us that request leads to unfavorable consequences down the road. Maybe, leaving the prayer unanswered is, in fact, a blessing even.
We need to remember His will is what is best for us. When we pray “thy will be done,” we are allowing God to work freely in our lives. Once we line up our desires with God’s desires THEN we can ask for strength because we know it is strength to carry out His will rather than OUR OWN will.
Friends, we need to stop fighting Him and start following Him!
Have you ever found yourself butting heads with God?
How do you think stopping and asking yourself if it was HIS will or YOUR will would change the outcome of your prayers?
It can be difficult to give God free-reign of our lives. But, the rewards for doing so speak for themselves, don’t you think?
I encourage you to stop fighting Him and start following Him and see how it changes things in your life! If you have already done this, I’d love to hear HOW it changed you!