Ephesians 3:20 (NIV) Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
What are you praying for?
What are you believing God for?
Have you ever come to a point where you think your requests are almost impossible? Have you ever feared to pray certain prayers or make certain requests because you think they are ridiculously wild?
When God chooses to work in and through you, He does it beyond your expectation—even your wildest imaginations. God’s propositions usually come as shockers because they come at times when we least expect them or when we feel we are ill-prepared for the task. We often feel like “I never signed up for this.”
There are many examples in the Bible of men and women who were surprised by God’s invitation to work with Him. When Sarah heard that she would bear a boy child at 90 years, she laughed (not out of excitement but unbelief). When Moses was told that he would confront the Egyptian Pharaoh and deliver the people of Israel from slavery to the promised land, he asked God to “send someone else” (Exodus 4:13). When Mary, a young virgin girl, was told that by the power of the Holy Spirit she would produce the Savior of the world, she asked, “How will this be?” (Luke 1:34). These are not isolated cases; everyone who has dared to follow God has faced that sense of contradiction and inadequacy. This is so, because when God asks you to do anything, He doesn’t first check out your resources; He does so because He has all the resources to accomplish what he is asking you to do.
So what should our attitude be when we pray?
- Expect God to do what you can’t do
- Expect God to do the unexpected
- Be ready to do what God tells you to do.
What God asks us to do does not always fit our mental, cultural or experiential framework. God’s purposes are God-sized—and unless he does it, no one can do it. Otherwise, how can a 100 year old Abraham and a 90 year old Sarah give birth to a bouncing baby boy, unless God is in it? It is either God, or nothing happens. True faith rest in the wisdom of God—that He knows what He is doing; His power—that He can do what he says he will do; and His love–that He is for us and not against us.
- Never stop believing in God
- Surrender your dreams and plans to God
- Remember that God can work beyond your wildest dreams