One thing I just learned is don’t write a blog about contentment. This past week I had the hardest time remaining content! Every morning I would wake, and get mad because I’m not getting to live the life I really want to. I felt bad about this, because I just wrote in my blog how important it is to be content with the life you have.
While I was riding the commuter train I was praying and I begin to run down my list of, “God it sure would be nice if you would answer this prayer request concerning one, two, three, and four.” Then the thought hit me, “What if God promised to answer only one of those request? Which request would I pick?” As I picked one in my mind I then realized this, “Does that make the other request not important? Could I do without them? Should I not really be praying about those things?”
The truth is we are to bring ALL of our request to God. “Phi 4:6 Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns.” (MSG)
This verse coming to my mind helped me get through the rest of the week. It’s okay for me to tell God the desires of my heart. The real miracle is when my desires align with God’s desires for my life. “God, until then, help me not to lose focus of you.”
Another thought: “When you are intently focused on your life, others who desperately need to know God might walk right by you unnoticed.”