Visual Word - Patience

Why We Don’t Get What We Pray For

For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. (Heb 10:36 KJV)

Have you been praying for something you want to happen and it has not yet happened? Maybe it is for you to be healed or someone you loved to be healed… Maybe it is for a job because we all need employment or a way to provide for our homes and our families… or Maybe it is for some problem you’ve been dealing with. I’m talking about things and situations we know God doesn’t want us to have to deal with.

God wants us to be happy, or to be healed or to have provisions. Even more than that. We CAN and we deserve to have the desires of our hearts. After all, if we are God’s children, we have God thoughts and desires so what we want will be what God wants.

In many circles I’ve been apart of, it seems the topics have all centered around getting stuff from God or getting God to “do” something for us or on our behalf. This is okay, but it should not be the focus.

Matt. 6:33 says “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all He requires of us and all “these things” will be provided for us. These “things” represent the desires of our hearts or the things we want. I’ve heard people who have made millions by doing a certain thing say that they did not plan to get rich by doing a certain thing and that they were just doing what they believe they were supposed to be doing. They kept doing what they believed they should be doing and they acquired wealth.

This is what I propose to you today. Many of the things we want are easy to acquire from God. Today I want to share 3 steps to finally getting your prayer answered:

  1. Ask God for what you want.
  2. Get quiet and Listen. (Take notes)
  3. Do what you heard to do while you were listening to God.

You have need of patience… be patient. After you do what God instructs you to do, your prayer will be answered. Don’t think about the problem. Only be concerned with doing what God says and you will be rewarded with what you prayed for.

Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to gain weight? Do you want to be a great dancer? Do you want more money and have peace along with the money? There are answers for all of “these things.” Find out what God wants you to do to receive what you asked for and DO IT!

Pray this prayer:

Heavenly Father,
Forgive me for not spending the proper time with you. Forgive me for not listening to things you have told me to do that I haven’t done. Show me what I need to do, the steps I need to take to get (fill-in-the-blank) my healing, my business off the ground, a better relationship with the people I work with, etc. Let your instructions be clear to me. I am listening and I am open to receive your instructions. In Jesus’ name. Amen!