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God’s Three Answers To Prayers

Written by Chris Cade on . Posted in Spiritual Development

Let’s piggyback off of my previous blog post about getting support with this quote from one of my favorite motivational speakers, Nick Vujicic – a man with no arms, no legs… and it’s no problem.

I follow him on Facebook, and he posted something recently that really resonated with me. Enough so, that I felt like elaborating on it:

God‘s Three Answers to Prayers”

  1. Yes
  2. Not yet.
  3. I have something better in mind.

It really gave me pause – how often do we TRULY believe that God is answering our prayers?

We all love #1 and we can accept #2. But #3?

Nobody likes asking and not receiving. Of course if we KNEW something better was coming, we would be able to more easily accept not getting what we wanted. Especially if we knew what that something better actually was. 🙂

Life doesn’t always work that way, though. And no matter how much we study manifesting and the Law of Attraction, there remains some immutable truths: We don’t always get what we want.

Is it because we’re bad at manifesting? Is it because the Law of Attraction isn’t a law… and doesn’t work 100% of the time?

Those questions might run through your mind. That’s normal. It’s also taking us away from the real opportunity here:

To experience Divine support.

To know that we ARE taken care of one way or another. It may not be how we want to be taken care of, yet we are still taken care of.

My belief…

(and by all means, don’t blindly adopt this idea without testing it & trying it out in your life)

Is that the real question of OUTER support depends on our INNER support. When we’re solid within ourselves and we seek to perceive our inner & outer worlds accurately, we empower the world around us to support us more effectively.

For example: If we can’t ask for what we want, it’s nearly impossible for it to be provided to us.

Or if our perception is so blocked that we can’t accept the *possiblity* that an unanswered prayer means something better is coming, then we can’t RECEIVE that possibility. The answer to our prayers might come, but our minds would be closed off to it and miss the opportunity.

Just like this parable about a drowning man…

While out to sea, a large boat became shipwrecked and there was only a single survivor. This man prayed and asked God to save his life. Soon thereafter, another boat came by and offered the man some help.

“No thanks,” he said. “I’m waiting for God to save me.”

The men on the boat shrugged their shoulders and continued. As the man became more deeply concerned, another boat came by. Again, the people aboard offered this man some help, and again he politely decline. “I’m waiting for God to save me,” he said again.

After some time, the man began to lose his faith, and soon after that he died. Upon reaching Heaven, he had a chance to speak with God briefly.

“Why did you let me die? Why didn’t you answer my prayers?”

“Actually, I sent you two boats.”

The man prayed for GOD, and what he received was two of God’s messengers.

My reflection questions for you:

  1. Are there any messengers you might have missed because they didn’t look the way you expected?
  2. If you truly believed that unanswered prayers would lead to something better, how might you live your life differently?
  3. What is one small action you can take today to show God that you completely trust… “this or something better”?

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