I often find myself find myself in the most interesting conversations. It’s a blessing really. Whether through friends, associates or complete strangers, life consistently presents opportunities for me to embrace life lessons – either through my mistakes or another’s shared experience.
“I’m just going to pray and wait on the Lord,” the voice on the other end said with conviction.
How many times have you heard this? We send a few lines up to Heaven and wait for the result. Meanwhile there’s a lot of negotiating along the way.
The prayer goes from asking, “Oh Lord please help me to [blah blah blah]. . .”
to bargaining, “Okay God, if you do this, I promise to never [blah blah blah] again…”
to downright pleading, “Gawd pah-lease. . .”
this is usually followed by a stream of tears and maybe a few hymnal selections.
Sometimes we convince ourselves to wait for the right opportunity instead of the taking the opportunity right before us. And while waiting for the supposed right opportunity, we pay guilt-ridden penances along the way which leads us to believe that we have to ask, beg or plead to get what we want out of life.
I don’t think the universe in all its infinite possibilities work that way.
Because we are perfectly whole and divine beings, we are not making requests to complete us. Because we are perfectly whole and divine beings, there is nothing to ask for . . . rather we should affirm.
I believe that prayer, my friends, is an affirmation, standing, kneeling or bowing our heads, or any combination thereof. Prayer is something sacred that we use to declare with our whole hearts, knowing that provisions have already been made, it’s just a matter of us doing what’s necessary to ensure it happens.
And if you chose to believe otherwise, then that’s fine . . .but consider this: while you’re waiting for God to deliver a miracle, ever thought that maybe God is waiting for you and that YOU are the miracle?