If you’re anything like me, your answer to the question above will often be a…………NO.
I think so many of us want the instant satisfaction of reassurance from a friend, that we sometimes turn to them before turning our troubles over to the Lord. As good as it feels to have your BFF tell you “Don’t even worry, It’s gonna be fine!”, don’t be soon to forget who really has control over the situation. He may not be able to laugh it over with you and console you over ice cream like your BFF can, but He does listen and He does have a plan, so don’t leave Him out!
I can so vividly recall a time last summer when I was waiting to hear back on some big news for my business. I had done everything in my power to line things up and the ball was no longer in my court. All I could do was wait….with the fate of my hopes dangling on an email response. With more than a week passing by, things weren’t looking good. I had talked the subject to death with my family, my boyfriend, and a handful of friends, but nothing had happened! One night, as I lay in bed, I thought to myself “How much have I even prayed about this?”
I fell asleep feeling much more at peace with the situation once I had prayed about it. I hadn’t even realized until this moment, how okay I was with letting go of this particular dream if it wasn’t meant to be. In my silent conversation with God, I said “After a week of waiting, I am assuming this is not part of my plan. If this is Your will, I will let it go. But, if this desire is something You have placed in my heart, show me. Give me a sign and I will give it my everything”.
The next morning….I got my sign. The email I had waited for was there in my inbox and not only did it confirm my plans but added new opportunities I would have NEVER dreamed of on my own. All I could do was smile! Since then, I have tried to never let the opportunity to pray, escape me.
I want to encourage you to take the quote above and put it somewhere where you can see it often. Maybe as the wallpaper on your phone or computer, so that every time you go to “Talk about it” you will have that little reminder to instead, “Pray about it”!
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