Asking and Believing in Faith
This post was inspired by one of my prayers and God answering.
I’ve been going through a lot of uncertainty that was causing me to stay still. I’m someone that wants to keep moving forward. I do not like to stay still and even worse… not know. I had a conversation with someone that told me: “You don’t know what to do? Ask God for direction.”
The way that hit me was something so unreal. I realized I had been praying to God for everything except direction.
I don’t believe in coincidences. I believe everything happens for reason. This woman didn’t know me but took 5 minutes… well with my big mouth maybe 10, to hear me out. She even told me ”Maybe the purpose of us crossing each other’s paths is solely for this conversation.”
And then again I was just in awe. God gives us what we need and we DO NOT lack. He gives us hints, people and situations to fulfill our purpose.
All of that to say that God answered my prayers!! I had been stuck for a couple of years but I was distracted by meeting the expectations of others. Please pay attention to that in your life as well! You may be stuck and not even know it! Not to say that I wasn’t happy in the process because I was. It became a learned expectation. I was going to school working on getting my degrees, then I wanted a house and that left me broke until I was able to get a higher paying position. Then life just kept happening.
In retrospect, that was all out of necessity but maybe I could’ve done more. Even this I feel is an excuse that I come up with to justify my stillness.
I asked God for direction and I was so close to turning it away until it donned on me.
This is what I have been praying for! God has answered me!
Part of the reason I was going to turn it down was because this blessing didn’t come the way I was expecting it to. It wasn’t until I was considering other options and situations when the thought just BOOM! Hit me! This is what I’ve been praying for and who am I to turn away a blessing?
The only thing left for me to say to you is: be vigilant and aware. What you pray for may not come in the form you expected it to but remember God gives us what we need when we need it; we lack for nothing.
Let me know, have you ever almost turned away a blessing? What was it?