Good morning everyone!
This morning I am sharing a reply I made this morning to a comment on my post Hard Times Draw Us Closer To God, which I wrote Feb. 19, 2019, over a year and a half ago. The post describes pretty much everything I’m sharing here, but the funny thing is, that things came up to distract me from that way of having a relationship with God and my life turned into a big mess, once again. I wonder if I had stayed on track how different my life would be now. I feel that if I had stayed on track God would have led me on a better path, but maybe He was teaching me lessons and it was all necessary. I like how it shows that God is there gently guiding me back, even through me flailing about and trying to control things.
Here is the reply to the comment that I wrote this morning:
My life has been such a mess in the past due to me leaving God out, that lately I get up in the morning and give my will over to God and ask for His will only, in everything about my life – then participate in whatever happens because I know that must be God because I asked for His will. It’s not like I sit there waiting for something to happen. I take care of all my responsibilities – work, helping family members, cooking, cleaning, taking care of myself – then watch for what’s happening throughout all that to see what God may be doing. Right now I believe He is healing an important relationship in my life and He guided me away from another that wasn’t serving. I am also having strong thoughts of earning my way in this life through my creative pursuits, rather than the job – so He may be behind that also.
The thing is that I am not praying anymore for things I want, because I’ve learned that many of the things I want can really mess up my life. Certain relationships, job choices, etc., I went along and did them without God, then they turned into a disaster. So now, I let God work in my life without asking for anything except His will, then when it comes to a point where I need to make a choice, I pray for God’s guidance and wisdom.
This seems to be turning my life around. It’s only been a few months that I was guided to give my will and life over to God and ask for His will, not mine. A few months ago, my life was chaotic and stressful – I was getting sucked into a toxic relationship, again. I was beginning to have some health symptoms due to all the stress. I prayed every day, but it was for things I wanted. Then I read about wanting God’s will and not mine. Since then, my life is getting better every day and I see a bright future for myself.
Now my prayers are only about His will, not mine and asking for wisdom and guidance when it comes time to make a choice. I also pray for people in my life, but again, asking for His will in these situations.
I do not know if any of this is right, but it is where I’m at on my spiritual journey and it feels so much more like a relationship with God, rather than asking for things I want, like he is Santa Claus.
Anyway, I hope this helps someone and I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.
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