The little things that happen to us are not always coincidental. How many times do you pray for something and you keep praying believing that if you pray harder God will hear you? When he finally does answer you, you get surprised as in "He answered me." Weren't you praying to get an answer???????
Silly humans. We are so wise and smart, yet very silly when it comes to the demonstrating the intelligence we have.
What am I trying to say? I am just letting you know that it doesn't matter how hard we are praying and screaming and fasting, God already knows what we are asking him. Like Daniel who prayed for 21 days, believing God was not hearing his prayer. He got the reason why the answer was late in coming.
Daniel 10:12 "Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. 13 But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia."
It was not that God did not answer him, but God answered him from the first day, but the prince of Persia didn't want him to get the answer he needed to be revealed to him.
When we pray, we should not be surprised when God gives us the answer straight away. He said in his word to ask and it shall be given to you, according to Matthew 7:7. Why then should we be surprise when he answers our prayers? Didn't you ask in prayer for whatever he responded to?
Check this out. God is amazing and wonderful. If ever i doubt that he does not answer prayers, shoot me on the head. Yesterday morning, i talked to him about Bradford, and how it is taking forever to reply. I also talked to him about finding a job. After i was done talking, I said, "Now you know my desires and plans, but what are your plans for me? In as much as I have two brilliant ideas, show me your idea for my life. What would you have me do?"
I did my chores in the house, did laundry and left in the rain for class. At 5:15p.m, a dear friend sends me a message telling me to send my CV to the Head of Department (HOD) of Peace, so he can find us a job. I told her i will. It didn't hit me that I had prayed for God's will to be done. Again, I Knew about the whole work permit and how hard it is in Kenya. I shrug my shoulders and said I will send although i am not so sure. Last night, around mid-night, i sent the CV to the email i was given.
This morning when i woke up, I found a message from my HOD, which he sent at 4:03 A.M and it said "Goodness, please send me your CV first thing in the morning. someone needs to talk to you urgently."
I am not sure how you will take it, but I am looking forward to God's plan in my life. It maybe something he needs me to do, and i am ready to take it as it comes. Be it school or work, i will go for it and not have questions, unless they are related to letting him do his will in my life.
We often pray for him to use us as instruments, but we do not allow him that chance. Hence i want to be used as an instrument no matter where that might be. I used to think i will never do anything outside my home country, but God uses us all in many different ways to bring us to where he really needs us to be.
Stop being silly, and let him do his will in you.
Don't be surprise when he answers you right there and then.