What do you expect when you pray? When we pray with earnest expectation, we are exercising our faith. The earnest prayers of people walking in step with God can produce powerful results, and the most earnest prayers come from us recognizing our need for God.
Let’s allow ourselves to be covered with confidence in who we are in Christ. Let each step we take, thought we think, word we say align with Genesis 1:27. “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”
Is there something in your heart that conceivably doesn’t align with the season you’re in? Or is that something a dream that is opposite of a negative remark someone spoke upon you in your past? In essence, is the world telling you “No” to the purpose-filled burning in your heart? If so, have you earnestly prayed about it?
A doubtful heart will destroy your confidence. It’s a huge distraction that prevents us from knowing who we are in Christ and how much He loves to bless us. Let’s remember that when we pray and speak to Him. That will surely change your position to belief and expectation of the God we serve, that can turn the world’s “no’s” into His promises of “Yes” and “Amen”.
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.” James 1:2-7 NIV
How can you line up your expectations with the Word of God when you pray? Find promises in His Word that answer your need and write them down today.