By : Jessica Huber
We have come accustomed to getting what we want when we want it. There is always a negotiation, always a loophole. Society has created a field of Violet Verucas! Remember in the movie Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, the character Violet wanted that gum so bad! She could careless that it wasn’t ready, she completely disregarded the fact that the maker deemed it unsafe to eat.
Verruca, she just demanded what ever it was no matter what, she really truly did not need it, but She Wanted It Now Daddy!
We can be pretty impatient when it comes God. I want It Now!
Instead of waiting to see if the creator has prepared and deemed the situation safe, we snatch it, chew it up and suffer the consequences. We do this when it comes to jobs, relationships, and many life decisions. Then we cry when it just isn’t going the way we envisioned. The same with Wanting for things we do not need. But This would be great! I just know it! No! God said He will supply us with our needs not everything we think we want! Sometimes we need to just Simmer down and Trust!
God IS a giving God, his word says ask and it will be given, Seek and you will find, pray as if you already received it. Here’s the thing, if we are seeking and asking with a violet heart, if we are praying on behalf of Veruca’s will instead of God’s Will, then no, it may not come to pass. Or maybe it will, but you may find along the way it just wasn’t what you expected. If our life is built upon anything besides God’s foundation, then it is sure to crumble when the storms come. Let God lay the groundwork, let him create a firm foundation before you continue.
For I Know the Plans I have for you declares the Lord, Plans to prosper Not to harm, plans for a Hope and a Future.
Don’t snatch it up, don’t cut in line.
If God has you in a place of waiting, then you just chill for a bit. Whatever it is that you are hoping for just hang in there. Wait until he says go, wait until he says it’s safe. He could be putting the final touches on the situation, moving and shifting the appropriate people into position. You may even find that while you are waiting, the entire vision changes.
When we wait, when we allow ourselves to Be Still and Listen, we forgo the hideous Umpa-Lumpa song. It’s the prevention for the, “I Told You So” of Life!
The next time we really want something, let’s pray for His Will to be on it. Let’s pray that It is Following His way and not ours.
Proverbs 16:25 says a mans ways may seem right in his Own Eyes, BUT .. well you can read the rest.
Let’s pray For God’s Eyes. Thy Will Done Lord!
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
So give your request to God and Let Him sort it out. Ask Him to search your heart and reveal any areas that may need a little adjustment. Receive His peace and be content within the meantime. Remember His Promises to prosper, and believe them. Accept the fact The Your idea of prosperity may not always line up with His. KNOW, that What He has in mind is far beyond what you could have imagined. Rest In His Goodness.
4Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! 5Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. 6Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.7And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Lord, sometimes times I jump ahead, I try to figure out a situation and act on it too quickly, I can be inpatient and I am sorry for that. Please help me to Trust, help me to rely on Your Plan and your Path. Lord I thank you for your love and protection, I am asking for you to intercede, when I am about to make a hasty decision. Strengthen my heart and help me to place your will above my own. I pray Lord that I will receive your peace and calm and use it as an opportunity to Listen to your Devine Guidance.
In JESUS Name I Pray – Amen