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No Microwaved Blessings

Sometimes the hardest thing to accept is that God is NOT always going to answer our prayers in the exact way that we want Him to.

So often we submit our “microwaved prayers” to God, expecting our “microwaved blessings” as a result.  Listing every detail of what we want or think we need.  We want it ‘made to order’ and ready in the exact timing that we select.  

We pray for a new relationship, asking for a specific type man/woman and then the person He brings us is the exact opposite of the image we crafted in our dreams.

We pray for a new job, and the job He blesses us with is something we never thought we would end up doing.

We pray for an opportunity to excel and He blesses us with an opportunity that is less than ideal but comes with a raise.  Yet, we’re still mad because its not as big of a raise that we wanted.

We pray for a new car and someone literally blesses us with one – free of charge – but its not the exact make and model we hoped for.

We send our prayers up like microwaved suggestions to God, telling him how we want it, when we want it, and dictating the specifics of our blessing. 

But He’s been teaching me that His blessings are sometimes going to come in ways I don’t expect, through people I least expect, and at times I’m not even expecting it.  At the end of the day, a blessing is a blessing.  How dare we be ungrateful, impatient and even complain when it comes.  Remember God ALWAYS knows best!  And sometimes He even has jokes lol.

Disappointment

God doesn’t disappoint us, people and circumstances do.  Then we turn around and blame God.  God is the one constant in this life.  His Word tells us who He is and He never once fails to be exactly who His Word says He is.  Unlike God, none of us have the capacity to be perfect unfailing creatures.  I’m learning to digest and embrace this fact.  In doing so, I am more understanding, patient and forgiving – towards others and myself.  Don’t forget, that we too have, can and will disappoint others as well.

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