Everything You Wanted to Know About HOW TO WAIT ON GOD TO ANSWER A PRAYER

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Waiting on God for a miracle might seem to take forever

Maybe you’ve given up on the idea that things would never change.

Today, I’m going to share with you some secrets on how to wait on God to answer a prayer.

What to do while waiting for God to answer your prayers

Practice the principle of honor.

There is no doubt that the one who blesses is greater than the one who is blessed.

Hebrews 7:7

Do you know that all failures in life can be traced to dishonor? Dishonor to God, parents, authorities, pastors, people, and even ourselves as well.

Honour is our ability to discern and celebrate other people’s uniqueness.

If you are hoping to be married someday but you’re constantly in the habit of disregarding married folks

Ignorantly, you’ve sown seeds of delay and difficulty in your marriage because you cannot attract what you attack.

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it and indulge it will eat its fruit and bear the consequences of their words.”

Proverbs 18:21 Amplified Bible

God only operates based on His principles and not our feelings.

“Life is governed by principles and not by miracles”

Rev Funke Adejumo

You might be in a difficult relationship with your parents and you’ve made up your mind to never speak to them

Dishonoring your parents because of their ignorance can hinder your prayers and shorten your lifespan

“Honour your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

Exodus 20:12

Did you know?

God expects us to still honor our parents no matter how messed up they are?

Have you considered the number of times we’ve messed up yet God forgave us?

When you refuse to forgive your parents, you’ve opened a doorway for the devil to manipulate you.

Shockingly you end up repeating the same mistake or behavior you were trying so hard to avoid.

Remember,

  1. Vashti lost her crown due to dishonor.
  2. Saul lost his throne because He dishonored God
  3. Absalom lost his life because he dishonored King David

Be Patient

Patience is not just a virtue but one of the fruits of the spirit. Impatience is seductive and deceiving.

Impatience tells you “I want it NOW!”

I can’t wait, why the delay?”

But that’s a trick because if everything we ever want all happens at the same time, we might lose our minds.

Just imagine juggling 50+ balls at the same time on a spot

“Every blessing comes with a responsibility”

Hannah Udobia

Did you know?

God is much more interested in who we become while we wait on Him for a miracle.

This doesn’t mean He has forgotten about your request but

He’s concerned about building our character, strengthening our relationship with Him,

Renewing our minds so that when the blessings come we don’t idolize them.

Praise God at all times

Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

1Thess 5:18

Ingratitude is another cause of delay in our miracle.

The children of Isreal turned their 40 days journey to the promised land into 40 years

Due to their complaints and ingratitude.

Praising God from a sincere heart is one of the highest forms of honor for God.

This shows our trust in Him because we are assured if God has promised, He will do it.

Claim the promises given to you in the Bible

Imagine you’ve been entitled to over a million pounds, and all you needed to do was

To sign the necessary documents and get your money.

But this money is hidden in the Bible and all you have to do is to study and confess the promises written therein.

I am sure we both know the answer. Shockingly, everything we ever need in life is wrapped up in the Word of God.

These promises are ours in Christ Jesus. But, when we don’t confess them they won’t come to manifestation.

Instead of complaining about the problem, access your million pounds promises from the Bible.

It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.

Isaiah 55:11 NLT

Never stop praying

Satan knows that when your prayer life or secret place is cold, you are in trouble.

If you’ve ever been in a room full of darkness,

You know that when the light switch is turned on darkness fades away.

Our prayer is that light that invades the darkness in any area of our lives.

Prayers are also seeds. The more you water them, the greater the chance it has growing to become a tree.

Never stop asking and believing God for an answer.

Never Hold on to unforgiveness and bitterness:

Holding on to a grudge means burying yourself in the sand.

It also means you’ve not completely accepted God’s forgiveness for your sin and what Christ did on the cross.

Holding a grudge keeps you away from answers to your prayer.

Learn how to forgive someone who hurt you emotionally

Benefits of waiting on the Lord

1. It brings peace of mind

2. Your access to God is unhindered

3. You receive strategies for victory

4. Your strength is renewed

CONCLUSION

Our waiting season isn’t supposed to be difficult. The true test of our faith in God often comes in our waiting season.

A beautiful Bumper Sticker on our cars or doors doesn’t make any sense until we truly believe God’s Word.

LET’S PRAY

Dear God, thank you for your sacrifice on the cross for me.

I believe you know what’s best for God even though my circumstances say otherwise

But I know you are working behind the scene for good and you will perfect that which concerns me.

Thank you, Father, in Jesus’ name, amen. ❤❤

It is time to turn it over to you, what steps from this blog post would you apply in your life?

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