Over the last few years I have learned to get really bold in my prayer life. I was simply tired of feeling like I was just existing. I was tired of feeling like I had a greater calling on my life or I was destined for something amazing, yet I was stuck in a stagnant stage. I needed to sit back and look at myself, look at the people I was hanging around and topics of discussion we were having. I had to look at my daily routine, my priorities and most importantly my relationship with God. I was so quick to give him those microwave prayers, I know you heard the term when referring to those real quick and done type of prayers. Those watered-down prayers, those prayer so short and weak you wonder if God was even listening to them kind of prayers.
Then I starting surrendering daily to God. Asking God to remove anything and anyone out of my life that was not destined to be there. I wanted those things and people to be stripped from my life completely yet peacefully. I got to a place where I was not so thirsty for friends just to say I have them. I only wanted God fearing people in my close circle. I wanted people that were going to pray for me, and talk about me to God NOT anyone else. Someone to tell me when I was wrong but at the same time not get cute and act like they have always been saved, perfect and they have never struggled with sin.
Things just became very different for me once I started surrendering to God’s Will and I became bold in my prayers……. God Started closing doors and shifting things dramatically in my life and I mean at a fast pace. I didn’t like it at first to be honest with you. I started questioning myself one day while shaking my head saying “Silly girl what did you pray for?” The rate in which changes in my life was taking a turn was almost as if God was simply tapping his feet waiting for me to surrender, waiting for me to stop doing things Tasha’s way.
You may feel like you are in a stagnant stage or that you are just living with no purpose. I challenge you my sweet brothers and sisters to get bold in your prayer life. Before you open up your lips to pray and starting running down the list of things you want him to do for you, try thanking him first for what you already. Then ask him what is it that he wants from you.