This week, I went on a walk to get exercise and spend time in prayer. Normally, I go to a local mall and walk around, but this time the weather was too beautiful to spend more time inside than I had to. During my prayer time, I began to talk to God about a certain request that I have been “bugging” Him about for quite a long time. To be honest, sometimes it is tempting to give up praying and move on to something else. Do you ever feel this way? It can be rather frustrating to say the least.
I can authentically tell you that I was getting frustrated. My head hung low and I began to feel sorry for myself. Then God taught me a lesson through something seemingly insignificant. As I was walking and pouring my heart out to God, I looked down and saw a dead worm. It was dry and shriveled. We have them all around our house and my kids always point them out. This would not normally be memorable, but what stuck with me in this particular case was the fact that the worm died less than an inch from a dirt patch. If he (or she) would have just crawled for a few more seconds, death would have been easily avoided. It looked like it simply gave up.
In our spiritual lives, we tend to base God’s power on our abilities. We also base His faithfulness on our timetable or patience level. God sees our burdens from a larger perspective than we do. He wants us to trust, not only in His activity, but also in His seeming inactivity. God’s promises always lead to blessing, but maybe God is still creating (and laying the foundation for) the perfect blessing just for you. Perhaps God has to grow you a little bit before you receive a certain answer to prayer so that you will know how to use it for His kingdom when it is received. Keep going...don't give up.
Allow God to mold you today. Waiting can be painful, of course, but God is perfect. Seek the best life.
Prayer for today: God, forgive me for becoming discouraged because my answer hasn’t come just yet. Help me to be faithful until my answer comes, and productive while I wait. Amen
This post was written by Rev DeCrastos. You can find his blog here: ministrysauce.com