A friend shared this on Facebook and I could not resist sharing it. There are days we feel like things are not working right and after much prayers and fasting nothing drastic really happens, we are tempted to question God’s faithfulness, perhaps His powers but when you read this you will understand why you have to think twice…
“Some days ago I was about to go to bed and I was unhappy because I have been praying for some things that I haven’t received yet. I became grumpy and wondering if God could even hear me or is He busy attending to other people and has forgotten me . I slept with that feeling. I woke up in the morning and prayed, after praying a word dropped in my spirit! “DO NOT BE UNGRATEFUL”! I jumped up and said CHAI (In Patience Jonathan’s voice) and immediately I asked God to forgive me for my ingratitude!
Some of us sometimes behave this way, when we ask God for things and the answers seem not to be forth coming, we become grumpy and start behaving like disgruntled elements! Throwing tantrums all over the place like little children! What about the times that God provided for you? Put food on your table, healed you from one illness or affliction, gave you a job, admission into school, protected you from known and unknown enemies? Etcetera etcetera. What about the gift of life? Do you think you are alive by your power?
The world is deeper than the ordinary eyes can see or the ordinary mind can fathom! We are all still here not because of our works or because we are too good. Isaiah 64:6 says that our righteous acts are like filthy rags! We are still here by His Mercy. So drop that attitude of ingratitude and put on the attitude of thanksgiving! Bearing in mind that only the THANKFUL gets MORE.”
Most times what we so desperately want is not what we should have at the moment, while other times the process is already in motion but then what we are hoping for is more of magic than miracle and God won’t do that.
Patiently Waiting with a Heart of Thanksgiving is all we need, without giving up, without relenting, backing down or hating others.
For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay. Habakkuk 2:3