Change Ain't Just Coins!
Nobody likes to change. We think we're just fine...it's everybody else that has the problem. We pray for others to be kinder, to get a life, to get off our back and on and on. All very normal...that is if you're living with the broken "Adam nature" ruling instead of God's nature. P.S. You can't have the God nature rule if you've never asked Him to come into your life and heart and forgive you...but that's for another blog!
Back to the change problem...We always need to check what we pray for. We may ask God to remove something that He wants us to fight! So often, we want God to do everything. Well...He's not broken...WE are. We need to change, not Him. He doesn't need the practice...WE do.
We have to practice asking Him for peace, strength and comfort within. Waiting is always hard but if we hand Him a set of blueprints for our lives that we designed, we'll always be disappointed because He has something better. He's not building the life you designed. He's building the one He designed. Let Him!
God wants us to work on conquering anger, lust, unforgiveness etc. What do we do...we pray for boyfriends/girlfriends, friends in general, housing, travel etc. It is hard to remember but God is scrubbing us from the black tar of sin...and that hurts. That involves change...stop doing what you've always been doing, and do it God's way. We want God to change years of our bad habits in a few months...doesn't work that way. You have to do it. We may stumbly-bumbly our way to heaven, but it's to heaven. So keep going.
Change, change, change...you'll be glad you did! Suck it up, Buttercup!