So, today, I was reading the story of the 10 plagues in Egypt for my personal devotions. A thought hit me, not quite like a ton of bricks, but close……
God didn’t grant Moses’ request right away because He had people He wanted to influence and impact He wanted to make.
What sort of influence or impact, either on you or men or someone else, is God looking to make by not answering our prayers right away? Or more accurately, by answering them with a “Not Yet.”
May we all be more open to what God is doing with the “Not Yet” answers in our lives.
John 15:16 – “You didn’t choose me, remember; I chose you, and put you in the world to bear fruit, fruit that won’t spoil. As fruit bearers, whatever you ask the Father in relation to me, he gives you.”
As I continue to read through “He Walks Among Us,” today the author talks about answered prayers. We often wonder, “When will God answer my prayer? How will God answer my prayer? Why hasn’t He answered my prayer the way I want yet?”
But here’s another way to look at it. Instead of sitting back and saying, “When will God answer my prayer?” what would happen if you asked, “Who’s prayer can I be the answer to?”
“How can God use me to be the answer to someone else’s prayer?”
Can you do something today that will be the answer to someone else’s prayer? You’re probably thinking, “but how will I know what their need and their prayer is?”
You probably won’t. But if you approach each day with an eye for the opportunities to be Jesus to others, you’ll figure it out.
Or maybe you won’t. But you’ll bear the fruit that God intended you to bear.
And that will leave the world a better place.