“I will no longer be hindered by my circumstances. I will no longer allow life to get in the way of what God has for me. From now on, I believe and stand firm on God’s promises for my life.”
I was doing some reading in Mark 11 tonight and came across verse 24. It reads as follows: “ Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
Now, I’ve read these verses before, but tonight a couple of things really stuck out to me. The first is believing that whatever you have asked God for, you already have it. This is critical. Most of the times we pray… well let me back-track and make it personal. I’ve been guilty of praying for something and expecting it, but having an uncertainty about my prayer lingering in the back of my mind. Doubt, if you will. Based on this passage, I know that moving forward that when I pray and ask God for things, I have to believe that I already have it and govern myself accordingly. There can be no doubt in my mind that whatever I’ve asked for isn’t already in my possession. This really blessed me and it causes me to change the way I think, as well as my actions. Sometimes we allow of circumstances to object and conflict with what we have asked God for through prayer. It’s time out for that. If you agree with me, make this declaration: “I will no longer be hindered by my circumstances. I will no longer allow life to get in the way of what God has for me. From now on, I believe and stand firm on God’s promises for my life.”
The other key part came from verse 25. It says that when we are praying, we are not to have any non-forgiveness in our hearts. I’ve never noticed that before tonight. We cannot ask God to forgive us if we cannot forgive others who’ve wronged us, let alone ask Him for anything. How can He bless us and grant us the desires of our hearts when we are too stubborn to forgive? This really gets to me. Especially now. Towards the end of 2014 I lost a couple of friends. Those friendships ended badly. I realize that I have to forgive and forget the way I was hurt and move on. I will not allow people who do not care about me to hinder my relationship with God. I will not give those people the power to hinder my blessings. I want everything God has for me. And I will get it. Everything I’ve asked Him for is already mine.
I really hope someone reading this will be inspired to live differently. To love differently. To forgive without remembering. To believe that everything you ask for is yours.
Be Blessed and be a blessing, Fancy Friends 🙂