HOW DO I KNOW I HAVE PRAYED ENOUGH ABOUT SOMETHING THAT I’M FACING IN MY LIFE?
P.U.S.H😐 I’m sure you’ve heard folks say “P.U.S.H” as in Pray Until Something Happens. Well, most folks think that means you should pray until you get what you are praying about.
But can this be true, if, like we learnt in last week’s#coachtoyinsboomtips, prayer is not just about posting your requests to God, but more about getting yourself aligned with His agenda🤔?
Join me this week as we explore what that “something” is that needs to “happen” in order for you to know that your prayers have been effective💥.
“The presence of anxiety is unavoidable but the prison of anxiety is optional” – adapted from Max Lucado’s “Anxious For Nothing”.😮
Famz, pray until you are no longer anxious. In Philippians 4:6-7, Paul said this to the church in Philippi: “Don’t be anxious about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you willexperience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” ❤
God is itching to exchange your anxiety for His peace, so pray until you feel that you have dumped your anxiety at His feet and taken up His peace. Sincere prayer erases anxiety and ushers in God’s peace. Yes, even if you don’t yet have what you asked for.❤
EARS POPPIN’ OPEN 👂: Pray NOT until you feel God has ‘finally’ heard you, but rather until you know YOU are hearing HIM.
Oh boy, how radically different would your prayer life be if you were not trying to pray louder or longer or wordier so as to get God’s attention, but rather you prayed so as to shut down the noise of life, and prepare a stillness in your heart to hear His voice? Wow!😮
Famz, our God ain’t waiting on you to perform a dramatic ritual prayer that makes Him swivel around in His throne and take notice of you, like the judges on that reality show, The Voice🎤😂. God’s seat is already turned towards you. He is leaning forward and listening to you. Even before you tell Him your needs, He knows them and has the ready answer. BUT you got to #TURNUP at the right show by aligning with His agenda through prayer.
Pray until you know you are now hearing God💥!
SUPERMAN STURVES ⚡: Pray until you receive a supernatural strategy for your situation and what your posture should be in navigating it💥. My pastor says, you only know what you know, and what you know is not enough to help you to get to where you know you need to be💥.
Activity: pick 5 well-known Bible accounts of people who had a need and they prayed and asked God for help. You’ll find that most times, God answered their prayer, not with the help they asked for, but rather with instructions on actions that they should take, which would lead them to the answer they needed. God isn’t raising ‘hand-out culture’ children. He gives us tools and empowers us to be part of our own solution. Go check it out😉. Pray until you get your strategy, then implement the strategy and boom! Prayers answered!
‘Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ Jeremiah 33:3 🙌.
Coach Toyin, Founder of The Narrow Gateway
As always, I end this by saying, I am Coach Toyin, fully convicted by my own words and very much still under construction in the hands of the Father.