Praying and receiving requires faith and gratitude. I always tell people, you’ve got to be very careful with what you ask for because YOU WILL GET IT. When we pray to The Almighty God about something very important to us like a spouse or more earning avenues or something specific like ‘I want to become a CEO’ or ‘I want to own a House’. God Answers our prayers.
Depending on where we are in our lives in terms of the lessons we have learnt and the soul work we have done; Sometimes, the answer is yes and He gives us what we want. Other times, the answer is no and He redirects us something totally different that we didn’t even think we needed. Sometimes, it feels like He’s ignoring us and not answering our prayers, but He is not! In this case, the answer is usually, ‘hold on and keep working on praying and receiving’.
How praying and receiving works.
It’s one thing to pray, but it’s another to remain open to receiving what we pray for. However, the best way to do this is by practicing faith and gratitude in spite of how things might look like. For example, let’s say you’ve looked at yourself and you know that the typical 9am to 5pm life isn’t for you. So you pray to The Almighty about becoming a CEO and running your own company. More likely than not, he has answered your prayers but you have to be open to receiving because He is so merciful that He will prepare you first.
On your journey to becoming a CEO, He will put you through the ringer for your own good. There will be people who will use you and /or betray you. You will learn ‘hard’ lessons and do not be deceived, it could take years. But if you stick with Him, HE WILL give you the grace, strength and all the help you need to stay the course and overcome.
You learn by learning
The reason for the lessons and experiences is so that when He finally ‘answers’ you, you’re are ready for the blessings and you know how to handle it. You have learnt the life lessons concerning your request and you have done the soul work. You will not mess it up and the blessings will not overwhelm you.
People don’t become CEOs in one day. Over the course of their journey, they learn strength and resilience; become skilled at watching trends and taking calculated risks; managing people and spotting the bullshit from a mile away; compassion, fearlessness and positive thinking; accepting that failure is a part of growth and learning from it; Praying and receiving and not NOT GIVING UP EASILY. For them to have these qualities that ensure their success, they’ve had to learn them. They’ve had to be hands-on about life. The process is more important than the blessing. It is what makes the blessing meaningful. THERE IS NO SHORTCUT TO THIS.
The same thing happens when you pray for a spouse and list the qualities that you want. Obviously, He already knows the kind of person you are and what you’d like in your spouse and yes, including those deep ‘sinful’ things you might be too shy to ask for. Don’t be discouraged if you’ve been waiting for months or even years because beautiful creations take time. He is preparing your answer for you by lining up lessons and life experiences for both you and the person you’ve prayed for so that both of you can become ready for each other.
Now imagine that the reverse is the case.
A father is so eager for his son to take over his holdings. The son just goes and gets the required degrees and on his return, is swiftly given the position of CEO. Because the father did not make the son start from scratch to learn about the company, the son will not understand the value of what he has been given and is very likely to make mistakes that can damage the company and cause him a lot of embarrassment. A wise and loving father who means well for his son, will make the son learn everything he can about the company, starting from the grassroot because he knows that it is the only way to ensure his son’s success.
Please keep praying and have faith that you’re receiving. Don’t be discouraged if the answers to your prayers are long coming. Try and remain grateful and trust in your journey even when bad things happen. Life is a lot deeper and spiritual than we realize. Don’t be swayed by the world or by social media. Stay the course because when God starts to manifest your prayers, even you will be so pleasantly shocked and surprised and you’ll understand why you had to experience all that you did.