“2You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. 3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.”
What you get from God is not for you alone. God gives to you so you can also be a blessing unto others. Many times we make the mistake of thinking that okay, I’m gonna pray to God and then i’m gonna do XYZ for myself, but that is the wrong thinking. You see, many times we tend to be envious of people on social media. We see them with this brand new Mercedes truck, or we see a boyfriend gifting his girlfriend some crazy gift thats worth thousands of dollars and think ooooohhhh i want a boyfriend/husband so he can do XYZ for me, but again that is wrong.
We fail to realize EVERYTHINGGGGGGGGGG we get we need to give God the glory. So when we get that marriage, we have to make sure that the marriage gives God the glory. When we get that new job, we have to make sure we are setting a Godly example around our workmates. So yes, when the office is gossiping, guess what? You take a step back and not partake. Matter of fact walk away.
We also fail to realize that God gives, and the same God takes away. Job 1:21 clearly states, “Naked i came out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall i return thither. The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” You see, Job was very blessed but God let satan try him. And here you think people trying you just because they talking about you, but have several seats. Job lost everything. His wife. His kids. His friends. His wealth. EVERYTHING!!!!! Everything was gone. And not only that, this man suffered physically. He could barely move. At a point where he should’ve been like alright, screw it, i am taking my own life, this man said blessed be the name of the Lord.
What a wowwwww!!! You see i can speak for the majority of us that had we even gone through a little bit of Jobs heartache, we would’ve gone crazy, but Praise be unto God cause He is forever faithful.
So i pray that you guys have been checked by the Holy Spirit while reading this cause yes, He sure did just come for my life. He basically just said, little girl, BE GREATFUL. Stop being envious and jealous of what you see on social media (Another post coming soon).
Be blessed 🙂