I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him. (1 John 5: 13-15)
As children of the Most High God, we know not only that God wants the best for us, but that he has the power to give us anything that we ask for that is in his will for our lives. If we accept this as a biblical truth, then it stands to reason also that when we pray to God for that which we desire, we should first seek to discover God’s will for us within the context of our desires, and once we submit, truly submit, our desires to the will of God, then those things that you pray for will conform to what God has wants for you and not what you want for yourself.
Remember, God’s “thoughts are not our thoughts,” and while you may not understand how or why your present circumstances are a part of God’s ultimate plan for your life, remind yourself that God only wants the best for you. His plans are to “prosper you and not to harm you.” He plans to “give you hope and a future.”
So when you pray to the Father, pray and ask for anything according to God’s great will and perfect plan for your life.
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