“I feel like God is waiting to see if I am waiting. If he just flooded in with answers and guidance right now, I would not have changed, I would not have learned to wait and trust without the answers and without a roadmap for the future. So I’m glad that God was silent, because I actually want to wait…
I don’t necessarily want ease and instant anything any more. I want to be different before I do anything different. So I’m waiting for God, and God is waiting for me to see if I am really waiting for him, and not just wanting things from him.”
I am one of those people who has engaged in this game for a very long time. I continuously pray for God to help me on my struggles with a lot of things but sometimes I don’t even give Him a chance to speak or even listen to what He has to say. I always go back to what I have been doing and don’t take heed on His words. Sometimes we don’t get the answers to our prayers because we are so busy looking for the answer ourselves. And if He just gives us what we want, right away, we will never change. We will continuously do what we used to do knowing that God will help us anyway. We just want things from Him, but we won’t listen.
But no, God wants us to wait for Him. It’s like hearing Him say, “If you won’t listen to what I have to say, then you won’t get what you ask for”. Lol! It just struck me that sometimes, prayers are not answered because we asked. We get the answer to our prayers because we listened. We waited on what the answer would be: would He be giving us what we ask for, or would He be leading us into something that is much better?
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