I don't know why we do it. I'm sure it's mostly because we're flawed human beings. I'm talking about questioning our answered prayers + newly received blessings. We're all guilty of doing it at some point or another. But when you step back and think about it, we are sooo in the wrong for questioning/complaining about what we've been provided with by our Heavenly Father.
Just think about it for a second. Throughout life, we end up facing so many challenges and because of our love and faith in Christ, we resort to prayer for help. Whether it's through small groups at church, prayer groups amongst our friends, prayer request cards or even on bended knee alone, we know that we can give all our worries and troubles to The Lord to take care of. Yet whenever our prayers are answered, we somehow find a way to question it instead of thanking The Lord for it! We're quick to say, "Thank you Lord for this, but..." or "I'm so glad The Lord got me out of that situation, I just wish...". No. We have to stop doing that. We have to stop trying so hard to understand every single detail of the journey The Lord has us on. We have to stop analyzing every little thing that happens. We've got to start thanking Him 1000x more!
I'll be the first to tell you how god it feels to be thanking The Lord instead of questioning Him. If you've been reading my blog from the start, you all know how honest I am, and I'll be the first to tell about what I'm dealing with. I love this whole blogging thing, because it's like a small little community of positive people and experiences. With that said, I just want to tell you all how wonderful and happy you'll be once you stop questioning The Lord's blessings and start receiving them and thanking Him instead.
On September 30 of this year, I lost my job. Last day of the month, last pay check I'll ever receive from that company. I had a feeling in my gut about two months ago that I'd be let go, and it came to pass no too long afterwards. Don't get me wrong, I was extremely upset about it when it happened. I knew there was so much other stuff behind it and there was no way I could fix it. But here's the thing--you ready for it? I had been praying for several months for new job opportunities. My blessing came! It may not have been wrapped up in a new job offer or in a new city, but The Lord gave me exactly what I prayed for! So after my four day meltdown, I perked up. I was actually happy again! No longer did I have to spend 40 hours a week in an emotionally and spiritually toxic environment. No longer did I have to stroke egos to get help. No longer did I have to play nice with people I didn't care for. The Lord slammed the door shut on what I had been praying for for months!! So instead of questioning why or how it happened, I just said "thank you, Lord". That's it. And because of that, I am probably the happiest I have been all year!
So the next time you pray for something, make sure you truly believe in what you're asking for. Make sure you're prepared to receive what The Lord has for you--because no matter what, it's exactly what He has planned for you all along. And lastly, above all else, be sure the thank Him. We're so blessed to be children of The Most High and to have such immediate access to Him is more than we could ever ask for.
Praying you all have a blessed and happy week!
Hello, I'm Margo.
25 year old laid-back lady currently pursuing my MBA in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Just using my blog to share my growing faith, evolving style, favorite recipes, and exciting travels with you!
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