“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”-Marrianne Williamson
Sometimes Christians have just no idea how powerful their prayers are. We pray for favour, wisdom, grace, wealth and all that and yet are amazed when they manifest in our lives. These past two month have been an amazing journey for me, one good thing after the other.
It seems like all my unanswered prayers are beginning to get answered, just not the way i expect them to.
But i know He is working in and on me. I had prayed for Him to bring only the right people my way, and He cleared some people i never thought i could live without. The results? I am actually happy now, for the strangest of reasons, i just seem to have had a burden lifted off me. And i am living much better than before.
Driving to work just yesterday i was talking to God, no, this was not an epiphany, this was not my imagination. God does talk to us. Lets not limit his power to the olden days , with thunder , lightning, burning bushes, sparkling lights and fireworks. He sometimes talks to us in the gentlest ways with no theatrics -at least thats what happens in my case.
And here is what he said, ” Do you know you’ve been called to glory? ” The Bible says Jesus grew in wisdom and stature , and He found favour before God and man”. ” this is the life you should be living , living in favour”. ” Why are you surprised about the favour?”. “Why are you scared?”
“Isn’t this what you always pray for?”.
So i thought to myself, indeed it is. I have even sowed seeds of faith into this.
So i decided to push my luck and ask him more questions. I asked if i would be alright. His answer? A simple yes. That was it. “Yes, you’ll be fine. Just pray.”
Then i asked Him, you know im not perfect right? I struggle with sin.
All he said was “Why do you think Christ died for your sins?. His blood is powerful enough to forgive”.
Unfortunately that was it, i got distracted at a roundabout and couldn’t go back to that moment.
But one thing i know is His work that morning was done. He’d cleared my doubts and given me hope for the future. And thats what He always does.
You may be going through a period of preparation like i am. When the things that were familiar to you have changed, but you feel like everything will eventually work out. You know what? It will! Just pray, like He told me.
And never feel like you dont deserve His grace, embrace the good things that come your way. That which is from above is above all. We were meant to enjoy life, now and hereafter. I dont mean wealth, but life! Life is sometimes in the simplest of things; the kind words from family, appreciation from friends, help from strangers, random acts of kindness, unexpected tokens, laughter, fun-filled moments. This, among many other bigger blessings is the favour i have received lately, and may it be your portion
Why am i sharing this? Im not doing this to seem holier or special than anyone. But to encourage us in the faith, because His word says ” and they overcame him (the devil) by the blood of the Lamb and the words of their testimony” ( pardon me for forgetting the verse).
But sometimes it takes your testimony to make someone stronger in the Lord. <!-