As Christians, I think we forget who is driving the bus from time to time. We pray for that new job, maybe an approval on a loan, the winning lottery numbers, etc. We talk and talk and talk, then say a quick ,”Amen” and off we go. It’s almost like we just tell God what we really really want and expect him to deliver. But how often do we stop and take time to listen? How often do we stop and ask God what he wants for us?
But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. -James 1:6
This is the approach I have taken over the past few weeks. Instead of praying for things I want, I just ask God what he wants for me to do. Several times a day, I thank him for everything he has given me, and I ask what step I need to take next to fulfill his will in my life. This is what led me to start this blog, and what drives me to continue to spread his word every day. I am simply being obedient to what he is telling me I need to do.
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. -1 John 5:14
God has a plan for each and every one of us. He already knows exactly what that is. We should be asking for guidance towards his path. Instead of praying for that new job, pray for God to show you what step he needs you to take next. The more we seek God’s path, the more our desires will begin to align with his. With time and patience, the relationship and bond that is formed will increasingly grown stronger. After all, I can not imagine a more satisfying life, than one where your heart is synchronized with the heart of God.