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ONE REASON WHY YOUR PRAYERS MAY NOT BE ANSWERED

One reason why your prayers may not be answered
One reason why your prayers may not be answered

Have you thought about the reason(s) why your prayers may not be answered?

And even when you do ask, you don’t get it because your whole motive is wrong–you want only what will give you pleasure.

James 4:3

Your plans and your prayer requests.

I remember praying to God for something. I not only prayed about this thing, I also told mentioned it to a few of my friends. Recently, I noticed God had began to answer that prayer and it wasn’t looking as good as I had imagined. Beneath my breathe I said, God abeg (God please), I don’t think I want again πŸ˜‚. If this is what this particular answered prayer looks like, then I’m not sure I’m interested anymore

Have you experienced this before?

This particular experience just made it a lot clearer to me that we make requests in prayers based on our current knowledge and that knowledge can be faulty and even limited.

We have done our permutations and thought to ourselves that if we got answers to our request in prayer, our lives would change significantly for the better; which is not bad in itself.

But let me ask you;

do you know what would happen next minute in your life? Or in the nearest future?

No? Good!

At best, we can only plan and hope for a good outcome.

We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but GOD’s purpose prevails.

Proverbs 19:21

God’s will in answered prayers.

When Jesus taught his disciples to pray in Matthew chapter six verse ten, he said;

“Thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”

Here, thy will be done means for God to do what He thinks is best. He always knows what’s best. He always does what’s best.

Seeking God’s will in every area of our lives is very important in the place of prayer, because we have our own will too, and it is possible for our will to contradict God’s will for our lives.

We think something is good for us now but God says “NO, not yet. It would be perfect for you in two years time“, but you keep insisting that you want it now. God may give it to you now (his permissive will), but after everything, you would learn that it would have been better if you had waited. That isn’t a great way to learn a lesson.

It could also be that God had been prompting you to take a step of faith and do a thing, but you keep pushing it to a later date, and by the time you eventually realize it’s time to do it, the opportunity gate would have closed on you. Another tale of “had I known

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What we should pray for.

This is why when we pray and ask things from God, it is best we subject those desires to the will of God, no matter how good we think they are. It is safer for us. You don’t know how much diaster God is shielding you from by allowing His will to come to pass in your life. You see and hear people around you testify to these things.

So as we make requests and wish and prayer and fast for God to do certain things in our lives, we should also pray that God refines our will to his, that his will constantly prevails in our lives, make our request no go dey carry us go where we no know oπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

God’s will for us is always good. He knows the end from the begin and he has our best interest at heart. It may not be easy to trust God’s hand but be sure to trust his heart.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11

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2 thoughts on “ONE REASON WHY YOUR PRAYERS MAY NOT BE ANSWERED

  1. I loved everything bit of this post and it spoke to me directly. Praying for God’s will can seem like a difficult task but grace has already been supplied. Thank you Grace for the reminder.

    1. God’s will can be hard sometimes because it may not be what we want, but then it’s always the best for us. Like you said, Grace is made available to us to always accept God’s will.

      Thank you for reading through, Mary.

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