God Has Something Better for You Than You're Even Prepared to Ask for

Some praying people are conditioned to think that their prayers, however small, won't be heard, let alone answered. Let's not call it wrong, but theirs is a doubting faith.
There is an opposite kind of person who prays big prayers in the fullest expectancy of their prayers being answered. Let's not call it right, but theirs is an expectant faith.
But this article isn't really about whether God answers our prayers or not.
It's about something more abundantly concrete. It's about the reality that God is building a future for each of us that we would scarcely dream or imagine could be ours. And this isn't some prosperity doctrine mumbo jumbo - like, God is going to favour you and your family in many material ways; O Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz!
This is centrally about being open to a plan that God has for our lives that even we can't dream up.
Part of this openness is the acceptance that comes with maturity. Another part of this openness is the wisdom of faith that acknowledges we see in a mirror, which is our life, dimly, and is prepared to risk that image for something only a good God would give; something better.
God has a reality that we will certainly step into and be in for the time to come.
Pick a point in time and go there with your future, say five years from now, and know that that reality God has appointed. You don't know it yet. You cannot even foresee it. As you look back five years and couldn't imagine being where you're at now, as you look five years ahead, there are realities you cannot dream up from this limited vantage point.
If you're prepared to dream big with God, to invest and sow, those investments and that sowing will reap a harvest, at the appointed time, if you do not give up (Galatians 6:9).
When given an option of being positive about the future or negative, one sows hope and the other sows despair. Which attitude will you choose? None of us can afford to be against ourselves. None of us can afford to be against others.
We need to be for us as God is for us. We need to be for others as God is for others. God will look after the rest!
Steve Wickham holds Degrees in Science, Divinity, and Counselling. Steve writes at: http://epitemnein-epitomic.blogspot.com.au/ and http://tribework.blogspot.com.au/
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