1 JOHN 5: 14-15 "AND WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT HE HEARS US WHENEVER WE ASK FOR ANYTHING THAT PLEASES HIM. AND SINCE WE KNOW HE HEARS US WHEN WE MAKE OUR REQUESTS, WE ALSO KNOW THAT HE WILL GIVE US WHAT WE ASK FOR."
Confident. I have struggled with this as of late. I have not been confident that He hearts me but maybe it isn't because he doesn't HEAR me and more because the things I have been praying for are not the things that PLEASE Him. This troubles me as well. If I pray for something in my life that I know isn't superficial or shallow or greedy or conceited, why would He NOT be pleased with it? If I pray for health or financial freedom or the restoration of relationships or snow (that last one may be a little greedy and superficial), why do those things seem slow to come if at all?
God has a plan, of that I am certian. He has a plan for me and for you and for everyone but that statement doesn't always provide comfort for me. I like to know what the plan is for when I should expect something or if I am on the right track and how I can make things happen more quickly or more in teh direction of my concern/passion. I like to have more information but I can see how that may be seen as wanting more control. Hmmmmm, control.
Well, there's no time like the present to start giving up what I thought was my right or even my ability to control things and just let God take me in the direction He would have me go based on the plans he has for me. They have to be far better, far more extensive, reaching far more people, and making me far happier than anything my limited mind could conjure up. Here we go - time to become confident.
I am Christian Straightedge Christ follower, an Army Brat, an ex-milso, founder and CEO of FitnessAnyaMind, a sofa CEO, a nomad, a fur baby mom, and a mindset builder. I enjoy nature, reading, music, cooking, and taking care of those whom I love.