A lot of times we'll be waiting expecting God to come through on answering a prayer but not realizing that the reason why He hasn't yet is because our intentions aren't all the way pure. Many people have lost confidence in God because He didn't come through when and how THEY wanted Him to.
But is this fair?
One can't expect God to give them what He sees will harm them. Have you ever thought that maybe God was waiting for you to mature more first so the vanity and selfishness could be weeded out of your heart. If we insist on our own philosophies and reasoning then that may continue to postpone what God has for us.
Ultimately it comes down to this, either you humble yourself and submit to God's way so He can get glory through you, or you force your way and get lifted up in pride becoming an authority to yourself which will create calamity and distance from God.
Jam 4:2 - 10
You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yetfn you do not have because you do not ask.
You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.
Adulterers andfn adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, “The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously”?
But He gives more grace. Therefore He says:
“God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble.”
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
May the Lord be with you,
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