Hey everyone!!! How are y’all holding up in the midst of this pandemic? Man…this has truly been a complete roller coaster ride of emotions through it all. Nonetheless, God is still good in the midst of it all, and he still get all the glory and the praise no matter what is happening around me. I hope you all are staying safe.
The title of this particular post hit home for me…”Lord if this isn’t for me…” I can vividly remember being at work one night and I started off my prayer with those words..I was fed up with a certain relationship in my life. I WAS TIRED. Something had to give. I will be thoroughly honest and say that I waited too late to pray that prayer. Nothing is a coincidence with God and everything happens for a reason–but I will yet still say–I WAITED TOO LATE TO PRAY! Shame on me! Shame on me because this God-Fearing young woman knew better. I was supposed to pray BEFORE I decided to move forward. Well…
Even though I waited too late to pray–MY GOD STILL CAME THROUGH FOR ME! My exact prayer was, “Lord if this isn’t for me, Please let something happen immediately. Please do not allow me to linger in this any longer. Please show me. And if it is for me, give me a sign of confirmation immediately”.
I was desperate. The God in me told me that SO MUCH was off balance with what I was doing that I prayed that prayer of desperation-NOT KNOWING HOW GOD WOULD ANSWER ME!
Needless to say-THAT SAME DAY! God answered my prayer and showed me what my gut was feeling the entire time. I will be honest and say that I was not prepared for how quick the answer came-although I prayed that he would show me immediately. I got saved at 17 years old. I just turned 28 April 21st, and there are still things that God does that blow my mind. And this was most definitely one of those times. However, I was relieved because I didn’t have to wonder anymore. Although, I messed up by not asking God in the beginning…he still looked out for me as his child.
I can’t help but wonder how many of us go throughout life-without prayer? Without consulting the Lord about our plans, relationships, etc.?! How many of us are living life doing our own thing and not caring about what HE has so say?! Makes you think huh?!
YEAH ME TOO…I’M GUILTY!
But the best part is–It’s never too late with God! You can stop reading this right now and have a conversation with him. Your mistakes won’t stop him from giving you the answers to the desires of your heart. He loves us FLAWS & ALL.
You can have a…”Lord if this isn’t for me”..moment as well! Start now!!! Don’t wait!!! He longs to have a relationship with us! Start now!!!
Prayer: FATHER GOD FORGIVE US FOR NOT CONSULTING WITH YOU ON THE THINGS IN OUR LIVES. FORGIVE US FOR JUMPING HEAD FIRST INTO A SITUATION WITHOUT YOUR GUIDANCE. FORGIVE US FOR THINKING WE HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS-WHEN IT’S YOU WHO WE SHOULD BE RELYING ON DAILY! GIVE US PEACE IN THE REVELATIONS YOU REVEAL TO US. HELP US TO LET GO OF THOSE THINGS THAT ARE NOT GOOD TO US AND FOR US. HELP US TO THOROUGHLY UNDERSTAND THAT WE DON’T HAVE TO DO THIS ALL ALONE-YOU ARE HERE FOR US! GRANT US THE SERENITY TO ACCEPT THE THINGS THAT WE CANNOT CHANGE. INCLUDING THOSE WHO WE MAY LOVE. GIVE US THE COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS THAT WE CAN, AND THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE. IN JESUS NAME, AMEN!