Trust????

I trust God, in many ways. It took me a little while to learn to wait for God’s reply to my prayers, and I had to be on the lookout for the answers, as sometimes they were not exactly what I had been expecting. I heard someone say, or read somewhere, that there are three answers to prayers: yes, no, and wait. First I had to learn how to pray, then I had to learn what to pray for, and lastly I had to learn to Let Go and Let God. I was so used to using prayer as an attempt at getting whatever it was I wanted, at the moment. I found that prayers for others should come first, not prayers for my own selfish self. Then I had to learn to let go of whatever I was praying for and have faith that God will answer my prayer in His good time, not necessarily my time, nor would it be exactly as I expected. I often need to check my motives in prayer; is my prayers for the benefit of others or has my selfish ego once again tried to rule my life?
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3 thoughts on “Trust????

  1. yes, no, and wait.

    I couldn’t find a posting on this this24 so as I came back several times I also waited and while I was waiting I was “longing”.
    As the deer pants for a refreshing drink of water I “longed”.
    I was longing for lots of things during my active alcoholism which I didn’t realize at the time.
    Today I know I was searching for a spiritual experience but looking at the wrong address, the bottom of a bottle.
    Little did I know it would be found by way of AA.

    I’m Harry, grateful alcoholic and devoted twelve stepper.

  2. …powerful learnings in today’s reflection, in my opinion…
    Eventually, I learned to be still, and to listen, from my heart.
    The answer came in the form of a new me, to whom the old questions were rendered irrelevant.
    Grateful for the Gift

  3. I had to learn patience. Patience with the situation, patience with letting go, and patience with myself. After I pray I do not wait for God’s miracle, I do the next right thing.

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