We must seek God’s will. He could show His will to us in the form of a challenge we are faced with: an unhealthy relationship or a situation we need to move away from. We need to listen humbly for His leading.
In the Bible, Jesus gives us an example of how to pray. It is known as the Lord’s Prayer. He says, “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10).
Anything or anyone who is not part of God’s plan for you is not worth pursuing. When we pray seeking God’s will for our lives, He hears our prayers.
Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart.
Looking back on my life, I am so thankful and blessed for the times God said “no” or made it clear for me to wait on Him. I did not seek His will in my prayers but focused on my own selfish desires. I know God saved me from pain and misery on several occasions because of His unconditional love.
You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.
As Christians, when we put God first in everything, including our prayer life, our desires align with His desires, and He hears us.
You must make sure your prayers are God-focused and not rooted in selfish motives. God hears your prayers when they are aligned with His divine will.
Father God, I humbly come to You seeking to know Your will. Reveal to me my motives as I come to You in prayer. I may not understand my circumstances, but You ask me to trust you. As I seek Your will, may I listen intently for guidance and be ready to obey with a willing heart. In the name of your son, Jesus, I pray. Amen.
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